Honduran Tobacco Seeking New Markets
The tobacco industry, currently exporting 90% of its products to the U.S., seeks to diversify its markets to Europe and China.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Honduran Association of Tobacco Producers organized the first Humo Jaguar Festival bringing together entrepreneurs from Spain, Lithuania and France among others.
Africa and Taiwan are two of the new destinations where 200,000 quintals from the 2014 harvest will be exported.
In 2011 the country exported a total of 40 tons of cocoa to Halba, a Swiss chocolate maker.
From January 15 to 17, the Tobacco Association will be organizing a festival to promote the cigars manufactured in the country and attract tasters from America and Europe.
Dutch buyers recently offered to buy the entire national production of red pitahayas (genus Hylocereus). There is also a good outlook for the fruit in the Danish market, thereby widening its breach in the demanding EU market.
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