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If Peru wants to export more seafood products to the United States, it must seek out American warehouse membership and supercenter stores, according to the Trade and Investment Promotion Office of Peru, based in Los Angeles.

The office recommends “strengthening strategic alliances” with those large-scale retail outlets in order to accelerate growth of seafood shipments to the United States, according to a release from the office.

The office estimated the American seafood sector has grown 14.6 percent in retail sales in recent years, and in 2012 this sector totaled USD 16 billion (EUR 12.2 billion), selling 70 percent of the nation’s seafood to consumers.

The office recommended Peruvian seafood producers concentrate on frozen products, as well as products that are easy to prepare with a high nutritional content, and competitive prices.

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