Chile's exporters create walnut commission

01/06/2011 12:26:27 PM
Mike Hornick

Chile walnut processors and exporters have formed the Chilean Walnut Commission.

Its members represent 50% of the nation’s export volume, commission president Andres Rodriguez said Jan. 4. He expects participation to quickly reach 80%.

Chile exports 28,000 tons of its 30,000-ton walnut production. More than 80% goes to five countries: Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Spain and Italy.

“Given that the U.S. is an important producer and in walnuts there is not a counterseason opportunity as we have with fresh fruit, nowadays we almost don’t export walnuts (there),” Rodriguez said.

Nevertheless, Chile is seeking new places to sell walnuts.

“In the next four years we will double our production, so one of our main challenges is to develop new markets,” Rodriguez said.

“Our expansion has more opportunities in new markets where walnut importation is a way of complementing their own, or no, production to reach domestic demand.”

Among the commission’s first items of business is creating an export quality seal to provide consumers a guarantee of quality and uniformity, he said.

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Turkey  |  February, 06, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Hi! We(SARIDOGTAS) are a trade company in Turkey. We buy and sell especially almond walnut and date. In Turkey Chile walnut is highly appreciated. Thus we decide to buy walnut from Chile may be almond as well. We need longlasting relations with a reliable Chillian company sells walnut. However it is very hard to find a Chillian manufacturer or trader. Any help from you is highly appreciated. Mr.​ Ali SARI (General Menager) Saridogtas Import Export Trade Industry Marasal Cakmak Mh. Saglik Sk. No: 9/3 Sincan Ankara/TURKEY Phone:​ ​ (+90)​ 505 505 7140 Mobile:​ ​ (+90)​ 505 505 2580 Email​ ​ :​ ​ MSN​ :​

Jacky Wong    
Hong Kong & China  |  March, 13, 2012 at 03:46 AM

We have a great interest to import Almonds & walnuts from Chili, since we have a great network to wholesale them in Hong Kong & China Market. Please send us the quote a.s.a.p with the best price you could. Also the sample are necessary if the price is competitive. Cheers Jacky Wong HK tel: 852-53736921

joel Bretan    
USA Arizona  |  September, 20, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Please contact me at your earliest convenience in regards to your walnut production. Please contact me at the above email address or via skype at: jbretan I am afraid I do not speak very much Spanish at this time. Gracias mucho, Joel B.

Omer Yavuz    
Gaziantep Turkey  |  July, 11, 2013 at 08:51 AM

Hi , I am a trade company in Turkey\Gaziantep which are buying en selling walnut in domestic turkey and selling neighbour counties. I am looking forward from manufacturer in chile and buyer in asian countries. Omer Yavuz Import Export Department Manager ZNS food and chemistry import and export company phone: (+90) 534 938 3434 Email:

Gilbert Sanchez    
Orlando, FL  |  February, 26, 2014 at 09:03 AM

Hola, We have a great interest to import almonds and walnuts from Chile, we have a great market and high demand to wholesale in the US and China market so please send us quote and the best price that you can offer. If the price is right and competitive we will purchase large quantity of it. Thank you and look forward for your reply. 1-813-482-2848

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