The Belgian port of Antwerp has become the gateway for Ecuadorian products to the countries of the heart of Europe, such as Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Austria. Pieter Embo, economic and commercial advisor to the Belgian embassy in Lima, was part of the second Belgian mission in Ecuador to strengthen trade relations between the two countries through the port of Antwerp, the point where Ecuadorian coffee, cocoa and bananas enter. to Europe. Our goal, he says, is “to help exporters find their way and use it as a gateway to Europe.”
“Belgian companies can help Ecuador to be more productive, with the importation of machinery to increase the productivity of the industries.” Regarding exports, “I think it is important to highlight that since a free trade agreement with the EU was signed at the end of 2016, we have seen more Ecuadorian products enter the European market,” Embo emphasized.