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Dec 13, 2019

Finding new ground for growth with Japan and the world

To mark the centennial of the establishment of diplomatic ties with Japan, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno flew to Tokyo last year accompanied by government officials, business leaders and entrepreneurs, all of them eager to build a stronger partnership with the world's third-largest economy. Over the last several years, trade between Japan and Ecuador has grown consistently, dominated by high-quality produce and agricultural products such as bananas, plantains, cocoa, broccoli and coffee, which have satisfied the exacting standards and palates of Japanese consumers.

Ecuador 2019 / Agriculture
Dec 13, 2019

Provefrut: 30 bountiful years

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary this year, Provefrut is embarking on a new chapter, starting with the unveiling of a new corporate image and relaunch of its website that presents its new outlook and branding. CEO Alfredo Zeller is optimistic about the growth ...

Ecuador 2019 / Agriculture
Dec 13, 2019

Ecuador's first mover in frozen broccoli

Ecofroz is one of the finest examples of a joint-venture between a South American and Japanese company. Just one year after it was founded in 1995, the company exported its first batch of high-quality frozen broccoli to Japan. Ecofroz formed the partnership when visiting ...

Ecuador 2019 / Agriculture
Dec 13, 2019

Tropicalfruit Export: Connections through quality

Quality and Service: These are two things that TropicalFruit Export S.A. never fails to emphasize. Set up in 2006, it is a young company, but it has already made a huge mark as an organization committed to do things right, in order to be the best in its field. With a ...

Ecuador 2019 / Agriculture
Dec 13, 2019

COFINA: Beyond chocolate

Lauded as one of the worlds' most sought after fruit crops, the cacao bean has found a natural home in Ecuador. With an abundance of fertile land, the country is an optimal place for planting cacao. Cofina, a family-owned cacao company established in 1993, is on a mis...

Ecuador 2019 / Agriculture
Dec 13, 2019

It's only the best shrimp for Japan

Environmental sustainability and food traceability have become increasingly important for seafood consumers and governments around the world. As Ecuador's leading shrimp exporter, Pesquera Santa Priscila guarantees that its products are safe, traceable and delicious. ...

Ecuador 2019 / Education
Dec 13, 2019

UCE bridges the gap to Japan through science

Universidad Central de Ecuador in Quito is the largest university in the country and one of the oldest in the Americas. Headed by Fernando Sempertegui, the university is particularly proud of its excellent research and innovation abilities and wants to forge partnerships ...

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