New: EU-Peru Trade Agreement guarantees development

Brussels, 29 feb (EFE)

In May 2010, the European Union concluded a trade agreement with Peru and Colombia. Last week, the Peruvian vice-president Marisol Espinoza Cruz confirmed in Brussels that the agreement “will be a tool for sustainable development for small producers and for the most vulnerable communities”.

She referred to Tunki, one of the best coffees in the world, which is made by small Peruvian producers. “Meanwhile, this organic and fair-trade certified coffee has become a major international brand”. Cecovasa, the Peruvian coffee cooperative behind this success story, receives financial support from the Trade for Development Centre to increase the sales of sustainable coffees like Tunki on the international market.