Portugal could open a further 69 markets for 336 products

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 14-11-2020 08:00:00 · 3 Comments
Portugal could open a further 69 markets for 336 products

The Minister for Agriculture announced, on 10 November, in Parliament that Portugal has an identified potential of 69 new markets for 336 products, making it clear that the focus is on products where the country has surplus production.

"She said she had identified 69 new outlets for 336 products, in a joint parliamentary hearing with the Budget and Finance and Agriculture and Fisheries Committees.

She said that the ministry was working with foreign affairs to "add value" to this work, specifying that the focus had to be on areas in which Portugal "has a surplus production capacity.

Maria do Céu Antunes praised the role of the Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary Affairs (DGAV) in opening up new markets, noting that this process follows "strict protocols".

She also pointed out that in five years 69 new markets had been opened for 269 products, 16 of which in the current legislature.

During the Covid-19 pandemic alone, the possibility of exporting 13 products to 10 different countries was opened, she said.



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Comments:

PORTUGAL HAS A LOT OF POTENTIALS ESPECIALLY IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE. THIS IS THE TIME TO MOVE AWAY FROM MONO ECONOMY AND DIVERSIFY THROUGH FREE ENTERPRISES. I SINCERELY PONDER ON WHY A COLONIAL MASTER LIKE PORTUGAL IS STILL IN THIS FORM OF SECLUSION FROM OUTSIDE WORLD. THIS IS THE TIME FOR REAL MACRO ECONOMICS ADJUSTMENT AND NOT FOR RACISM AND SUPERIORITY. MAY GOD BLESS ANTONIO COSTA FOR TAKING THE BULL BY THE HORN SO FAR.

By PRINCE AWODIKE from Lisbon on 15-11-2020 03:48

Having lived in Portugal for some years in the past I still miss so many things I love about the country

By Michael from Other on 15-11-2020 02:46

I am interested in knowing the details of the range of product allowed to export and the countries

By Sunil from Lisbon on 14-11-2020 12:10
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