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Hass Avocado exports up 12,000 % over 14 years

According to Sierra Exportadora, the value of Peruvian Hass Avocado exports has increased by 12,000% over the past 14 years, from $2,480,000 dollars in the year 2000 to $305,533,000 dollars in 2014. The Chief Executive of Sierra Exportadora, Alfonso Velasquez Tuesta, said Peru had to take advantage of the agro-ecological characteristics of the inter-Andean valleys in the country, which would allow them to harvest avocados between the months of November and March, thus giving them the ability to cover the lower…

8 Common Issues and Hurdles with Early Start-Up Business Development in Latin America

Harris Gomez Group has been helping companies enter the Latin American market for 15 years. Throughout the years, we have worked with hundreds of companies, from small to large, as they have tried to enter the Region, all with varying strategies. We like to say around our offices that we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. We often run into companies that are interested in developing the different Latin American markets for their products/services. The problem is that many companies end up doing…

The Key to Protecting Your IP in Latin America

Written by Andrea Dawson, Senior Lawyer and IP Specialist. Owners of intellectual property (IP) have many ways to protect their valuable assets. Perhaps, the most obvious way is to register intellectual property in the relevant jurisdictions and then enforce those IP right against third party infringers. When it comes to doing business in which your IP is involved, specially in Latin American countries, two key points should be taken into account: (1) that your IP rights be registered before the relevant governing…

Peru: Early season avocados to ramp up in 2017, says ProHass president

Exponential growth in avocado production out of Peru is no secret in the global produce industry, but the head of grower association ProHass says the country’s earlier production regions will start to make their presence felt this year. ProHass’ relatively new president Daniel Bustamante, who assumed the role in November last year, told Fresh Fruit Portal it has historically been the case that Peru supplies the European market from May to August-September. “Today because of the new production areas in…

Airbnb exploring long-term Residential Rentals as an option

Airbnb has quickly become a favourite destination for travellers looking for somewhere to stay on vacation. Now the home-sharing startup is interested in doing the same for people who want to find a place to live. Airbnb is considering an expansion in the long-term rental business and has asked McKinsey & Co. to research the market, said two people familiar with the matter. The consulting firm’s work involves conducting competitive analysis of Craigslist, said the people, who asked not to be identified…

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Agribusiness opportunities in emerging markets

If you are looking for portfolio diversification using farmland, we can show you options that are very practical for the mid-sized and larger investor. GTSA  offers options for direct and indirect opportunities for farmland ownership in emerging economies such as Paraguay, Uruguay and Peru. Farmland is an attractive long-term investment that offers current income, capital appreciation, an inflation hedge and favorable diversification that is negatively correlated with traditional asset classes such as equities.…