courtesy: Andina/Hector Vinces
Brazil is an important market for Peruvian textiles and garments, Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Jose Luis Silva has said.
The Minister was speaking at a function to sign an agreement with the Ministry of Production and Grupo ACP for promotion of exports of apparels made by small and micro enterprises located in commercial emporium Gamarra, to Brazil.
The Minister said the exports of textiles and garments from Peru to Brazil have grown at an annual rate of 15 percent between 2010 and 2012, Peruvian news agency andina reported.
He said Peruvian textile and apparel exports have grown by 57 percent between 2010 and 2012.
In view of the ongoing debt crisis in several European markets, Latin America, and especially Brazil becomes an important market for Peruvian textiles and clothing, Mr. Silva said.
Under the agreement signed by Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), with Ministry of Production and Grupo ACP, initially, six micro and small enterprise from Gamarra will export their products to Brazil.
Eventually, more firms would be allowed to export their products to Brazil.
Mincetur is constantly seeking partnership with international organizations, government agencies and the private sector for promoting non-traditional exports like textiles and clothing, the Minister said.
Peru’s Gamarra textile market is the largest in South America.