Pacific Alliance commands large portion of Valle de Cauca, Colombia exports

On 27 October 2016, El Pais reported the three other Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Mexico, and Peru) are the main destination for exports from Colombia's Valle del Cauca department – representing 23.3 percent of all exports from the department. Peru accounted for 59 percent of the exports, from Valle de Cauca, indicating there is room to grow in the Mexican and Chilean markets. In 2015, Valle del Cauca sold sugar, electrical material and appliances, paper, cardboard, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products to Alliance members. Furthermore, El Tiempo reported the Pacific Alliance is looking to China's Sichuan province for opportunities after after a business expo presented 140 possible partners in the region. Business interest include, energy, infrastructure, and agro-industry (El Tiempo).