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Company Profile

We are an Paraguayan Chía Seeds exporter. Originally 'ALEC International' was founded by Dutchman Mr. Bart van Rijt in 2009 as a trading business with focus on agriculture products like Dutch onions, Chinese garlic and beans. The excess of business and leisure travels throughout entire Latin-America brought Bart in 2013 to Paraguay. Where he since 2014 represented in sales a Paraguayan exporter of herbs, peanuts, chía and sesame seeds. In 2018 he got independent and established himself as exporter of agricultural products.


Our head office and processing plant are situated in Luque city in Paraguay, strategically located in the heart of the South American Continent, from which we serve worldwide our products. Overseas we have a European regional office and warehouse situated in The Netherlands/Holland, the European commercial center of imports and exports, from which within Europe we can deliver Free-In-House.


We serve worldwide but our major markets include Asia, Latin America, Europe, North America and Oceania. Our business partners are for example foodservice, exporters, importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, agents, traders, manufacturers, suppliers and industry like crushing, food processing and animal feed.


  • Know-how and long experience in international worldwide trade
  • Latin America & Europe specialist: extensive knowledge of culture, countries and customs
  • Multilingual communication: Spanish, English, Brazilian Portuguese, German or Dutch
  • Passions: Latin America, Agro and Food
  • Flat organization: direct contact with decision-maker
  • Personal 'tailor made' attention customized to each individual need
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Commitment to maximum customer satisfaction
  • Focus on long-term business partnerships, with win-win strategy for everyone involved
  • Competitive prices because of low overhead cost 
  • Doing business in an ethical way
  • 24/7 available all year round