Canada: Good Market for Costa Rican Fruit and Vegetables

Procomer's latest research reveals that many opportunities exist for doing business in Canadian markets.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Canadian consumption of premium quality fruit and vegetables offers Costa Rican producers attractive possibilities for new export markets, a study by the country's export promotion agency, Procomer, reveals.

"Currently, the main exports to Canada are textiles, prosthetic limbs and tires, although some fresh Costa Rican products such as pineapple and coffee are exported," reports

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Better Conditions for Fruit Exports

July 2009

The EU withdrew quality requirements for several fruits and vegetables, while Canada is reporting a decrease in production.

Quality requirements for 26 fruits and vegetables where removed by the European Union, but they were maintained for 10 products, the most sensible for the region, although they will enjoy more permissiveness.

Canada interested in tropical products from Honduras

December 2008

Several Canadian companies have confirmed that they are interested in acquiring various fruits and vegetables to be distributed in Canada.

This is why representatives from the Joli Fruit company held talks with authorities from the National Agricultural Development Bank (Banadesa) in order to get them to grant credit to small farmers so that they can send greater amounts of tropical fruits to Canada.

How to Export Fruits and Vegetables to the U.S.

July 2012

The USDA has created a website that provides detailed information on the approval process for exporting fruits and vegetables to the U.S. market.

With the aim of increasing the public access in the process of approvals for the importation of fresh produce to the U.S., the USDA has created a new website to provide greater transparency in the various stages of this procedure, according to a newsletter issued by this entity.

Norway Imports More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

April 2014

In 2013 the importation of agricultural products into the European country grew by 9% compared to 2012, led by products such as fresh coconuts, sweet corn, cauliflower, potatoes and yams.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office:

The value of food imports in Norway reached a new record at the end of 2013.

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