Bolivia to expand its chia production in the Chinese market

Bolivia is making efforts to strengthen its presence in the Chinese market and aims to become the world’s leading producer and exporter of chia seeds. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Benjam铆n Blanco. A delegation of technicians from the Chinese Customs Administration in Bolivia will inspect chia production in the country in order to expedite the procedures for exporting this product to China, which represents a significant market opportunity for Bolivia’s chia production surplus. In 2022, Bolivia exported 8,204 tons of chia, mainly to Mexico, and now seeks to expand its horizons to China with the support of the government of Luis Arce and diplomatic efforts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Chinese delegation in Bolivia is a direct result of government efforts to create opportunities in the Chinese market, and this step could strengthen Bolivia’s position as one of the world’s leading producers of chia seeds, provided it successfully accesses this Asian market. However, the amount of chia that Bolivia will be able to export will depend on its production capacity and demand in China. This represents a significant development in the South American country’s efforts to diversify its exports and explore new international markets for its agricultural products.

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Prensa Latina. (2023, 30 agosto).Bolivia orienta producci贸n de Ch铆a hacia mercado de China.

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