El Salvador Expands Exports of Fresh Produce to the US

Starting this year the country will export to the U.S. chipilín leaves, Pacaya, izote flower and fresh chuflas.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


From a couple of years back, El Salvador is negotiating the entry of these products to the U.S. market and recently was accepted. These products were exported before but they were canned.

Ana Leonor de Pocasangre, technical director of the Corporation of Exporters of El Salvador (Coexport) noted that, "Last week we received notice from the Department of Agriculture of the United States to export as long as they can follow the processes which allows the product to be free from any pest," added Elsalvador.com.

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A study by PROCOMER has been released on opportunities to place fresh produce on the northeast coast of the United States.

A statement from the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

On 6 November the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) released a study detailing the opportunities for marketing fresh produce in the Northeast Coast of the United States, this market combines features that encourage demand for this type product, in a post-recession economic environment.

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Cold chain logistics improves for fresh produce exported by the region to the U.S. through the main port of Florida.  

From a statement by the Trade Promotion Office in Costa Rica:

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With 20 years at the PMA Summit, Guatemala is looking to lead the Central American region in the exports of fresh produce.

The importance of the sector for Guatemala was reflected at the PMA Summit with the presence of 130 exhibitors and delegates from the country (no counting external visitors).

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