Delaware River importers of Chilean cargo and leaders of the imported fruit trade gathered on April 26 in Wilmington to celebrate the conclusion of another successful Chilean winter fruit import season and experience the ‘Taste of Chile.’ Ronald Bown, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Chilean Exporters Association was the keynote speaker.
The ties between Chile and the Greater Philadelphia remain strong. The Delaware River ports in Wilmington, DE, Gloucester, NJ, and Philadelphia receive more Chilean fruit than any other destination in the world. Last season, Chile shipped over 55 million cases of fruit to the United States. The lion’s share of that volume arrived via the Delaware River. Eight percent of Chile’s total trade with the United States is done with the Delaware Valley region, which receives 15% of all Chilean exports
Chile’s Consul General, Jose Luis Morales-Molyneux, Delaware Lt. Governor John Carney, Jr., Delaware Secretary of Finance and Vice Chair of the Diamond State Port Corp. (DSPC) board, Richard Cordrey, and Carolann D. Wicks, Secretary of Transportation and Member of the DSPC board also attended.
The Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (CACCGP) is a non-profit, apolitical membership organization created to foster increased and improved commercial and trade relations between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region.