A Look at ProChile

ProChile*, the Trade Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile provides a wide range of services for national exporters, such as high quality information systems; supporting their participation in some of the most important international trade shows; and programs specifically designed to develop export capacities.

While the Jewish community in Chile is not very large (close to 20,000 people) the supply of national kosher-certified products is increasing. “Chile has over 300 companies and national kosher-certified brands, covering not only domestic consumption requirements, but also focusing on export markets. The range of products for export is varied, including Chilean iconic products such as wine and salmon, as well as processed fruits and vegetables, milk, olive oil, nuts, and gourmet product,” said the Trade Commissioner of Chile in New York, Alejandro Cerda.

“ProChile is strongly interested in having Chilean companies access the market of kosher-certified products, positioning our country as a new supplier for kosher food. ProChile’s activities for 2011 will focus primarily on promoting the benefits of Chilean kosher products in niche markets in Europe and the United States; coordinating among national kosher producers through workshops and through the creation of an export directory; and identifying business opportunities for Chilean companies that are already kosher-certified,” he added.

*ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, is part of the General Directorate of International Economic Affairs of Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is responsible for implementing and enhancing Chile’s trade policy. ProChile’s mission is to provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises, helping to encourage and diversify exports of Chilean products and services by increasing the number of export markets and companies. ProChile has a global network of 56 trade offices and representatives strategically located in 43 countries, covering more than 90 percent of the destination markets for Chile. For more information please visit http://www.prochile.us

OU Kosher Staff