Uruguayan trade with China decreased in 2023

The International Business Institute of the Catholic University of Uruguay revealed a deterioration in the trade balance between China and Uruguay during 2023.

China exploring Uruguayan beef imports following customs discussions

Uruguay and China meet to improve their Foreign Trade Single Windows (SWF) to facilitate trade between the two countries.

Uruguay’s Distress Message Reveals Evidence of Forced Labor in the Chinese Fishing Fleet

At the end of June this year, a woman on the beach in Maldonado (Piri谩polis – Uruguay) found a bottle with a message written in Chinese, ending with ‘S.O.S.’, indicating a call for help. The Piri谩polis City Prefecture initiated an investigation and deciphered the message, revealing that it came from a crew member of the Chinese vessel Lu Qing Yuan Yu 765, which had been trapped by its company.

Uruguay and China agree on protocols for export of new products

Uruguay has successfully concluded a three-protocol agreement with China, as announced by Fernando Mattos, the Minister of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries (MGAP). The agreement encompasses the export of live aquatic animals, sport horses, and lemons, along with an intensified cooperation between both countries.

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Uruguay-China relations

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Uruguay and the People’s Republic of China, as well as the 37th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce, an event was held where former President Julio Mar铆a Sanguinetti and former Foreign Minister Enrique Iglesias delivered a talk on the historical importance of this event.

Uruguay and China sign a memorandum to increase investment and economic cooperation

The Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced through a statement that Uruguay and China have signed a memorandum to increase investments and economic cooperation between the two countries, while parallel negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) continue.

Uruguayan foreign minister meets with Chinese authorities to promote trade agreement

Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo, is scheduled to travel to China next week for a series of meetings with Chinese authorities aimed at initiating negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Bustillo will hold discussions with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and Wang Shouwen, the Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy Representative for International Trade Negotiations of China.

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma considers investing in Uruguay’s meat sector

The founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, made a three-day private visit to the Sol铆s Meatpacking Plant in Lavalleja, Uruguay, according to business sources confirmed by El Observador. Although he did not engage with national authorities, a commercial secretary from the Chinese embassy in Uruguay reportedly accompanied the billionaire.

Uruguayan Senator requests report on China-Uruguay FTA feasibility study

On August 24, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo announced that, at the request of Chinese officials, the feasibility report for the FTA between China and Uruguay will be confidential.

Uruguayan cattle, a success in China

China has become the main importer of Uruguayan beef. Now, there are plans to import live cattle from Uruguay to China, in order to crossbreed Uruguayan cattle with Wagyu cattle from China.

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