U.S. Pork Export Market Opportunities on the Rise in Chile

The National Pork Producer’s Council (NPPC) trade committee traveled to Santiago, Chile, in mid-February to meet with Chilean government officials and Chilean pork industry representatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by both industries. The U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA) with Chile that went into effect in 2004. Since that time, U.S. exports to the country have increased by nearly 100%.

Chilean business sector proposes 48 actions to deal with climate change

More than 200 Chilean businesspeople and private sector leaders delivered a document to the government with proposals to address climate change. The document states that Chile is only responsible for 0.25% of greenhouse gas emissions but the country meets seven of the nine criteria for climate vulnerability. The document addresses sectors such as energy, water, telecommunications, tourism, agro-forestry and construction, among others.

February CPI scores 0.4% increase

The National Statistics Institute (INE) reported that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February registered a monthly variation of 0.4%. This means that inflation has doubled from the average market expectation of 0.2% in a month marked by strong dollar increases, and has accumulated a 1% rise so far this year.