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Peruvian ginger entered Guatemala for the first time

Published Mar 14, 2022

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In 2021, Peru exported fresh ginger for US$84.8 million to various countries. The Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú), indicated that Peruvian ginger (kion) entered Central America for the first time, thanks to the good acceptance that this superfood has achieved in Guatemala. He also indicated that the Peruvian company S&M Foods managed to export two containers of the product to a Guatemalan buyer (Business to Business – B2B).

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"This milestone in the sector does nothing more than open the commercial door for a national product that begins the conquest of the Central American market," stressed Promperú. Since 2018, trade missions to Central America began, since it was a regional market little explored by Peruvian companies, despite its great potential, due to the channel made up of hotels, restaurants and catering (Horeca). As a result of these actions, shipments to countries such as Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Panama, among others, have increased, which allows not only to diversify markets but also products. Kion in Guatemala According to information from the importer, ginger was very well received by the Guatemalan industry, where it was confirmed that it meets all the requirements demanded by the international market. "With such an auspicious first delivery, it is expected that the ginger will have good projections in the Guatemalan market," said Isabella Nieto, commercial executive of S&M ...
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