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TAPIA ITURRIETA, Luis. SITUATION ON THE EXPORTS OF THE FIVE MAIN FRUIT SPECIES FROM CHILE TO THE MARKETS OF SOUTH AMERICA BETWEEN YEARS 1993-2004. Idesia [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.1, pp. 37-45. ISSN 0718-3429. doi: 10.4067/S0718-34292007000100004.
Since 1993 Chile initiates an active process of signing Economic Integration Treaties with several countries in South America and the MERCOSUR area that aimed to have commercial partners to place its exports within a pre-established frame of tariff preferences. In this research the results reached for the top five Chilean fruit species (grape, apple, pear, kiwi and avocado) are analyzed which in their majority present tendency to the reduction in participation of the market, what is pronounced in a smaller presence of Chilean fruit in the markets of South America, that are showed in smaller projections of incomings in this area. However the agreements with Colombia and Ecuador, where the Chilean Fruit still keep an important presence.
Keywords : Chilean fruits exports; Economic Integration Treaties; trade of fruit in South America.