Latin American cocoa producers seek Italian chocolate makers

Cocoa producers from 11 Latin American and Caribbean nations were meeting this week with Italian chocolate makers at an event in the Dominican Republic aimed at setting up new trade links.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The event, dubbed "Chococzribe" is part of an initiative to help small producers get their product onto the international market.
The socioeconomic secretary of the Italy-Latin American Institute, Gustavo Arteta, said cocoa occupies third place in the world market of primary products from the agriculture sector. He said South America and the Caribbean produce about 80 percent of the world's fine cocoa.
All of the Central American countries are represented at the meeting.

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