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Paraguayan and Bolivian bananas return to Argentina

Fresh Banana
Paraguay
Published Nov 25, 2023

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Banana producers from Paraguay and Bolivia have agreed to resume shipments to Argentina after the outgoing administration authorized the use of foreign currency for imports. The decision was made after Argentine officials met with producers and exporters from the two countries following protests outside Argentine embassies. The incoming administration in Paraguay hopes to strengthen trade relations with Argentina under President-elect Javier Milei and believes that greater macroeconomic stability in Argentina will benefit Paraguay.
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Banana producers in Paraguay and Bolivia have agreed to resume shipments to Argentina after the outgoing administration of President Alberto Fernández authorized the use of foreign currency to pay for those imports. The decision came after Argentine officials met with producers and exporters from the two countries, who had staged several protests outside the Argentine embassies in Asunción and La Paz. “Yesterday, Thursday afternoon, we had a very good reception at the Secretariat of Trade. Today we already had a meeting with some of our clients at the Chamber of Importers and we received many promises and guarantees from the Secretariat of Commerce, which has a direct line from the Minister of Economy, Sergio Massa, to prioritize payments for bananas as well as other food products, and they gave us encouragement on that side,” said Matías Fanego, president of the Paraguayan Chamber of Bananas and Pineapples (Capabap). Paraguayan producers also said they were “just waiting for the ...
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