Chilean pork exporters celebrated 10 years of ChilePork in Asia with various activities, including a cooking show for journalists, a golf tournament and seminars for their business partners.
For a decade, ChilePork has been working successful to promote Chilean pork with the support of ProChile, the Chilean government’s export promotion bureau. As a result, Chile now ranks as the world’s sixth biggest pork exporter, and competes on equal terms with major world suppliers like the United States, Canada and the European Union.
The Chilean pork industry ships 60% of its production to a range of export markets. Asia accounts for 78% of its shipments, with annual growth of 5% over the last decade: China (29%), Japan (27%) and South Korea (22%). During 2016, the volume exported rose by 2% to a record figure of 293,000 tons cwe.
Chilean Sanitary Authorities (Livestock Agricultural Service or SAG) together with pig producers develops a permanent work to maintain and protect the sanitary status of the country and the industry. Chile is free of the critical diseases that affects international business.
ChilePork is characterized by a strategy of long-term development, which makes possible to have an export program supported by a strong base through investments in technology, innovation in products and processes, health equity, food safety, environmental care, animal welfare and corporate social responsibility.
All these reasons have enabled Chile to be recognized as an exporter of high level and able to compete in the most demanding markets.
ChilePork is characterized for having a long-term development strategy focused on ensuring the food safety of its products. With this objective, ChilePork companies have vertically integrated in order to have greater control during each of the stages of the production chain, from the production of feed for animal consumption, passing through the reproduction, rearing, and fattening stages, up until the slaughter, processing, and commercialization of the product. The above is complimented with Chile’s sanitary condition and the work developed in the Industry to reach high standards of traceability, animal welfare, protection of the environment, and biosecurity. This condition has allowed ChilePork to respond in an efficient manner to the needs of their clients, therefore being capable of producing food products that adapt to the requirements of the consumers. These products are healthy, reliable, and have an incomparable taste. All of the above has allowed ChilePork to be recognized as a high-quality exporter, capable of competing in the most demanding markets.