Honduras: Melon and Watermelon Exports Up 10%
The current harvest by exporters achieved sales abroad worth $50 million.
Friday, July 23, 2010
At the XVII International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelon held in Tela, Honduras, the head of the Honduran Federation of Agricultural Exporters (FPX), Medardo Galindo, indicated that the world financial crisis and internal political conflict had not affected the pace of exports.
With the implementation of the decree in Honduras suspending tax exemptions for 60 days, exporters will have losses of $9 million.
The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the country is now certified to export melons to the Mexican market.
Panama is home to the XX International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelons in Central America which brings together companies and exporters.
25 thousand tons of cucurbits were sold in Europe, the United States and Canada in the 2013-2014 agricultural season.
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