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Raspberries are pictured during a harvest season at a local farm near Chillan, Chile March 13, 2020. Picture taken March 13, 2020.

How a Chilean raspberry scam dodged food safety controls from China to Canada

Insight: $12 million worth of falsely labeled frozen fruit evaded authorities

Reading Time: 8 minutes Santiago | Reuters – In January 2017, Chilean Customs inspectors acted on a tip from a whistleblower: The country’s prized crop of raspberries was under threat. Inspectors raided the offices of Frutti di Bosco, a little-known fruit trading company on the second floor of a tower block in downtown Santiago. The files, company data and […] Read more

Canada’s International Trade Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne goes in to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on March 8 in Santiago, Chile. (Photo: Reuters/Ivan Alvarado)

Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade deal without U.S.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Santiago | Reuters — Eleven countries including Canada and Japan signed a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement without the U.S. on Thursday in what one minister called a powerful signal against protectionism and trade wars. The deal came as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed earlier in the day to press ahead with a plan to impose […] Read more