CHILE @ SIAL 2018
Visit us in Hall 8 – 8G064, Hall 7 – 7D313 and Hall 5 – 5a P203, R234 y S23
Chile is bringing a great range of products to SIAL 2018, including dried and dehydrated fruits, processed foods and, for the first time, organic and functional food products, showcasing the latest trends in this South American country.
This time, Chile will have three pavilions, with 37 companies between them. In Hall 8, Chile’s institutional pavilion will be the location of ProChile, InvestChile and the exporters’ associations, Prunes from Chile and Walnuts from Chile.
Chile will also be present in Hall 5 with a range of dried and dehydrated fruits and processed foods. The novelty this year is Chile’s participation in Hall 7, where six organic and functional food producers will be showcasing a range of new Chilean products.
We invite you to come and visit us between 21 and 25 October 2018. Come and discover and taste Chilean products, which are world-renowned for their quality and innocuity.
- Organic Products
- Food Exports
- Organic Trade Agreement
- Foods from Chile
- Functional Foods and Ingredients
CHILE: Network of Trade Agreements
With 26 free trade agreements signed with 64 economies, Chile has free access to the largest global markets.
Today Chile has preferential access to 63% of the world’s population and to 86.3% of global GDP
Chile now has an Equivalence Agreement for organic products with the European Union and Brazil, with the goal of facilitating trade and stimulating exports.
While organic products are grown in regions throughout Chile, production is most concentrated in the southern-central zone, from the Coquimbo region to Los Lagos region. The most important organic crops are wine grapes, apples, olives, kiwis, blueberry, raspberries, aromatic herbs and medicines, vegetables and cereals, among others.
The Chilean organic sector is geared towards exports and includes, among other products: fruit and vegetables (be they fresh, frozen or dehydrated); wines; rose-hip oil; and honey.
FOOD EXPORTS TO THE WORLD 2017
During 2017, Chile’s global food and drink exports totalled US$15.7 billion
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EXPORTER THE WORLD’S SECOND BIGGEST EXPORTER THE WORLD’S THIRD BIGGEST EXPORTER Fresh Grapes Fresh Cherries Raisins Fresh Blueberries Unshelled Walnuts Dried Agaricus mushrooms Salmon Fillets Frozen cuts of Chilean seabass Frozen Raspberries Frozen Trout Fillets Frozen whole and HG Chilean jack mackerel Agar-Agar Prunes Inulin Plums Bulk Wine Dehydrated Apples Shelled Walnuts Preserved Mussels Sea Urchins
ORGANIC TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION
The agreement with Chile regarding trade in organic products entered into force on 1 January 2018 and encourages trade in organic products between the EU and Chile. It aims to guarantee strict regulations for organic production and the reciprocal protection of trademarks.
Additionally, it facilitates the direct sale between Chile and the EU of manufactured products which meet EU regulations. The agreement further counts on a system of cooperation, information exchange and dispute settlement relating to trade in organics.
Moreover, the agreement allows Chilean products to use the European organic label, making them instantly recognizable to consumers, thereby enabling Chile to achieve global recognition as a reliable organic producer.
This agreement, the first of its kind to be signed between Europe and a Latin American country, will allow Chile to gain equal access to one of the most important markets for organic products in the world.
Foods from Chile
Chile possesses geographic, climatic and human idiosyncrasies which give it a particularly unique character and which allow for incomparable conditions when it comes to the production of high-quality products whose attributes are appreciated globally.
The country has the clearest skies and the most important fresh water reserves in the world. Furthermore, it boasts unique geographical and climatic conditions, which, together with strict regulations, make it, from a phytosanitary point of view, effectively an island.
The Atacama Desert, the Andes mountain chain, the Pacific Ocean and the southern ice sheets are natural barriers that isolate Chile’s food production from sanitary risks. Moreover, the climate is also exceptional, a fact which has allowed Chile to become one of the largest food producers in the world.
Nonetheless, this is also due in part to the many other internal factors and to the decisions taken by the country: the trade opportunities attained by Chile in past decades; policies which support understanding and development in production; and consolidation and internalization from the public sector, coupled with hard work in the private sector. All these factors have made Chile “a supplier of food for the whole world”
Attributes of Chilean produce
- Safety: natural phytosanitary barriers.
- Quality: a result of geography, climate, experience and professionalism.
- International Guarantee: valuation and exploration of global markets.
- Traceability: complete adherence to the production process.
- Natural Flavour: purity of origin.
FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND INGREDIENTS
Chile is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s principal producers of quality food products. We have a wide variety of climate types, which have enabled us to develop a range of food products. We are among the foremost exporters of fresh grapes, blueberries and cherries, among other products.
We also have unique, endemic or native raw materials, from which we can extract ingredients and additives to meet international demand, such as maqui berries, calafate berries, Chilote potatoes and many more.
In 2017, we exported a total of US$180 million in functional ingredients, the main ones being Carrageenan, Agar-Agar and tea extract. The principal markets were the United States, Japan and Denmark.
CHILE’S ACTIVITIES AT SIAL 2018
MONDAY 22 OCTOBER 2018
Hall 8 at 12 noon
Inauguration of Chile’s institutional pavilion together with the countries of the Pacific Alliance.
Hall 7 at 12.45 p.m.
Inauguration of Chile’s organic and functional foods pavilion.
Hall 5 at 4 p.m.
Inauguration of the transformed fruits (dried and dehydrated) pavilion
Happy Hour to bring the day’s activities to a close
TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2018
Hall 8 at 2.30 p.m.
Conference on Chilean healthy and organic food products.
There will be a cooking show using the healthy Chilean products that are being showcased at the pavilion. There will also be a tasting of the Chilean products at the fair