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Chilean officials tour Philadelphia port

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Following up on last month's South American trade mission, Gov. Tom Corbett welcomed a group of officials from Chile to the Port of Philadelphia.

Chilean agriculture minister Luis Mayol Bouchon on Tuesday led a delegation of senior agricultural officials who joined Corbett at a news conference before port officials showed them around.

Corbett says Philadelphia's port is already a top destination for Chilean fruit, but that there's room to expand those imports from Chile and other South American countries. Administration officials say the port has ample refrigeration space for perishable products.

The governor led a delegation of administration officials, business people, tourism representatives and university leaders on a 10-day trade mission to Brazil and Chile last month.

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