China-South America Relations
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In November, China's Customs agency issued sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures for various goods from Colombia and Chile after state visits by their presidents, as well as aquatic, dairy, and animal products from a few other nations.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and four ministers finished a state visit to China last week. During the meetings, the two governments signed over 20 deals on the Belt and Road Initiative, trade, and investment.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro just finished a state visit in China this week. In addition to establishing a strategic partnership through a joint statement, the two sides also signed 12 cooperation deals, including several to bolster bilateral trade and investment.
During Chilean President Gabriel Boric's state trip to China this week, the two governments signed multiple deals, indicating further collaboration in lithium, trade, the Belt and Road Initiative, and industrial investment.
Over the past few years, a handful of Central American and Caribbean countries have switched their political allegiance from Taiwan to Mainland China. In all likelihood, these governments assume there will be financial benefits from forging diplomatic ties with China, including through more trade and investment with China. A study
A Peruvian trade official stated that Peru and China will resume trade talks to upgrade their bilateral trade agreement soon, while Uruguay plans to expand exports to China with potential trade talks.