Better Conditions for Fruit Exports

The EU withdrew quality requirements for several fruits and vegetables, while Canada is reporting a decrease in production.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Quality requirements for 26 fruits and vegetables where removed by the European Union, but they were maintained for 10 products, the most sensible for the region, although they will enjoy more permissiveness.

Regarding Canada, "the official statistics authority of the Canadian government expects a drop in fruits and vegetables crops, as a result of less area planted", published "In spring 2009 there were 528 thousand acres planted with fruits and vegetables, 3% less than the same period of 2008."

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Panama Exports Less Fruit

March 2017

The union of agricultural producers reports that in recent years they have lost about 24,500 hectares of melon, watermelon, pineapple and banana.

The export value in 2016 was lower by $15 million, compared to year ago, according to data from the National Union of Agricultural Producers of Panama (Unpapa).

China to Impose Agricultural Controls Over Zika

September 2016

The country has established greater inspection controls on shipments of fruits and vegetables in order to avoid larvae and mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus from gaining a foothold.

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

As a result of the United States being officially on the list of countries infected by Zika, exporters who send fruit to China will have to take extra precautions before exporting to the asian country.

Agricultural Exports from Colombia to Europe Growing

August 2015

In the first four months of 2015, exports of fresh bananas, flowers, avocados, nuts, bananas, cocoa, instant coffee and tropical fruits had the largest growth compared to the same period in 2014.

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office:

Colombia's agricultural exports to the European Union (EU) increased by 29% in the first quarter of this year, reaching 683 million euros, according to recently released official figures. The agricultural sector also recorded a trade surplus with the EU between January and April this year, with a positive balance of 576 million euros, said a statement from the EU office in Colombia.

El Salvador's Fruit Exports Up 13%

December 2012

In the last five years, exports of products made from fruit have generated up to $62 million a year.

The country has become the main supplier of these products to Honduras and Guatemala.

According to information from the State Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments in El Salvador (Proesa), in the first ten months of the year, exports amounted to $59 million, 13% higher than in the same period of 2011.

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