Within the framework of the final phase of the Central Region mission to North African countries, and following visits to Algeria and Egypt, the Santa Fe delegation participated in an intensive agenda on productive issues in Morocco, where they met ministers, officials and the Chamber of Commerce and to increase foreign exchange earnings.
Regarding relations with Morocco, Governor Omar Perotti said: “It is a strategic partner, which is why it is so important to support and provide support to business chambers. It will help increase the number of SMEs exporting and strengthen new markets.” Here’s another example to do.
The Santa Fe trade delegation was composed of the Santa Fe Chamber of Refrigerators, the Association of Small and Medium Dairy Industries, the Rafaela Chamber of Foreign Commerce, the Association of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, the Argentine Chamber of Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, the Supply and Services for dairy chains, the Industrial Association of Santa Fe and members of the province’s Biotechnology Board (Hub Bio).
Foreign Trade Secretary, German Burcher, who is accompanying the delegation, said: “Morocco is a country that seeks self-sufficiency in food, which is evident from all the efforts being made in its research centers to improve production. They have The primary ones are manufacturing, so in this case, the work link is not in the supply of food, but in all the capabilities that the province and the central region have in developing machinery and technology to improve their production.
On the other hand, the provincial official explained: “During all the meetings, it became clear that Moroccan businessmen were ignorant of the potential of machinery, equipment and technology for food production, supplying machinery here mainly from Europe , a great opportunity to continue working where it opens. For its part, the Santa Fe business community highlighted Morocco’s developments in various sectors.
Representatives of trade chambers of the central region visited the National Research Institute of Agricultural Sciences (INRA), where they exchanged views on food security and production in drought conditions; and the Hassan II Veterinary and Agronomic Institute – IAV, dedicated to teaching these productive activities, with more than 100 researchers working on primary production issues.
Meanwhile, in Casablanca, the entire delegation held a meeting with the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies (Cgem), in which Omar Perotti and his Entre Ríos counterpart provided details on the central sector. The activity continued with the development of a trading platform, in which all institutions participate and take advantage of exchanges with importer counterparts and institutions of the said country, creating an important exchange that generates expectations for future business.
Following this, a meeting was held with the Association of Balanced Food Manufacturers, where their main demand was corn and protein meal. During the meeting, in addition, the provincial exportable proposition was showcased in terms of machinery to process the entire value chain including meat of bovine, bovine, poultry, dairy and cereals. This further generated new opportunities and jobs, as it was surprising for the members of the association to learn that Argentina produced this type of machinery.
Finally, the port of Tanger Med, located in the Strait of Gibraltar, was visited. The strategic importance of this port is immense, as it is the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea. In this context, the opportunities and investments developed to access markets en route to the Mediterranean countries, the Arab world, North Africa and Asia were discussed.