Peru opens trade office in Australia

By: Andina
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Peru opened a new Trade Office in Sidney (Australia) as part of its efforts to promote its exports, tourism, investments, and image in the Oceania nation.

"The trade office was opened today. It is a great step towards Peru's promotion and an important opportunity after signing the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia," Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros said Tuesday.

He believes much work remains to be done and that Peruvian exporters' support will be essential in this regard.  

"There are several Peruvian products with export potential to Australia, including superfoods like avocados, fresh grapes, blueberries, and quinoa, as well as alpaca fiber garments, cotton jerseys and t-shirts, shirts, among others," the minister expressed.

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Peru House opens in Gangneung ahead of 2018 Olympic Winter Games

By: Andina
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The first ever Peru House opened its doors Thursday in Gangneung, one of South Korea's host cities for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Led by Peru's Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) and Trade Office in Seoul (OCEX Seoul), the initiative is intended to spread Peruvian culture across the world.

Attendees will be able to see Peru's most amazing landscapes at a photo exhibition featuring pictures taken by South Korean bloggers who have already visited the country's tourist attractions.

Likewise, visitors will be allowed to feel the fineness of alpaca fiber textiles, as well as smell and taste delicious superfoods as they enjoy Peruvian music or explore a variety of tour packages to different parts of the country.

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This Video of a Guanaco Fight Is Better Than a Soap Opera

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It's a tale as old as time: man notices attractive woman, woman shows no interest, and her bae grows pissed at the unwanted suitor. The men take their fight outside and, as always, shit goes down.

Not only can you catch this kind of love triangle form in the club on a Saturday night, it also presents itself in the animal kingdom—in this case, between three aggressive guanacos. 

Desus and Mero watch a harrowing battle between two male guanacos vying for the affection of one lovely lady.

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Peru: Alpaca fiber exports expanded 110% in Jan-Nov 2017

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Peruvian alpaca fiber exports reached US$68.3 million between January and November 2017, up by 110% over the same period in 2016, Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry (Mincetur) informed.

Said increase was mainly explained by higher volume (84%) and average prices (14%) of said exported products.

Likewise, Mincetur stressed alpaca fiber shipments rose 246% last November, thus totaling US$7 million.

This positive result was driven by greater exports to China (390%) and Italy (86%), as well as increased shipments from Inca Tops and Texao Lanas companies.

In the analyzed period, the value of alpaca fiber exports to China grew 217%, climbing from US$15.1 million (2016) to US$48 million (2017).

Likewise, shipments to Italy totaled US$15 million, a 43% rise from the same term in 2016 (US$10.5 million).

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