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.
A visit of six major U.S. buyers ended with initial contracts worth more than $3 million for the export of fresh produce.
American entrepreneurs were especially interested in seedless watermelons, coconuts, Asian vegetables, roots and tubers, according to a report from the general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Azucena Castillo.
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.