Mangoes, together with melons and papaya are among the most sought-after fruit abroad.
SigloXXI.com reported statements by the chairman of the Mango Committee of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), Eddy Martínez: "There are 6 thousand hectares planted with export product and it is growing annually by about 400 hectares. Mango is one of the non-traditional crops whose exports have also increased in terms of production plants."
Fresh sliced or precut mango from Colombia is now allowed to enter the U.S. market.
From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
Authorization for entry of Colombian Mangos to U.S.
The U.S. government, through its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has authorized the importation of fresh mangos in slices or precut form originating from Colombia.This acceptance was communicated to the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), who look favorably on the resolution as it will allow the local industry to expand export opportunities for its product.
The amount of mangoes sold in Germany in the first three months of 2012 compared with the same period in the previous two years, fell by more than half.
A statement from PROCOMER reads:
Mango sales have collapsed in Germany. The amount of mangoes sold in Germany in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period in the previous two years fell by more than half, according to the German Association Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI).
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