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Company Profile

We are an Paraguayan Chía Seeds cleaner and 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, and in 2018 established himself as cleaner and exporter of Chía Seeds.


Our head office and our in-house processing plant are situated in Luque city within Paraguay, strategically located in the heart of the South American Continent, from which we serve worldwide. 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.