Peruvian government: coronavirus has not affected exports to China


LIMA (Sputnik) – Peruvian exports to China have not been affected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (conavid-19), said the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the South American country.

“The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur) reaffirmed today that Peruvian exports to China have not been affected so far by the coronavirus,” the agency said as reported on its website by the state news agency Andina.

According to the media, sales to the Asian country are being monitored through the Commercial Office of Peru in Beijing (Ocex Beijing).
This unit also informed that Peruvian goods have been entered into China normally through important ports such as those in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
The office also reported that the Chinese Government is reincorporating customs and distribution staff to reactivate commercial activities, following some problems generated by the health situation.

On the other hand, the authorities of the Asian country are allowing the customs declaration process to be done via the web before arrival at the ports in order to speed up operations.

The new coronavirus strain was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan (southeast) at the end of December and since then it has spread to 24 countries.

The virus has infected some 64,000 people worldwide, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,400 people.


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