Costa Rica: Market Opens to Uruguayan Citrus Fruits

This year 18 different species of citrus fruit came into the country from Uruguay among them oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruit and different hybrids for fresh consumption.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

From a statement issued by the State Phytosanitary Service in Costa Rica:

The State Phytosanitary Service (SFE), the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), conducted a Risk Analysis for Pests (ARP by its initials in Spanish) for opening the market to citrus fruits from Uruguay and will soon finalize the corresponding notifications to allow import of a variety of these fruits into the country.

"In the coming months, after the corresponding notification has been given, commercial activities can start for about 18 different species of citrus fruit, which include oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruit and different hybrids for fresh consumption", said Hernando Morera, official at the Pest Risk Analysis Unit at the SFE.



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Citrus Fruits: Disease Outbreaks Detected

February 2020

Salvadoran authorities have determined that the disease attacking citrus plantations, called Huanglongbing, could be present in crops in Santa Ana, Ahuachapán, La Libertad and La Paz.

After the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) declared a state of phytosanitary emergency on February 19, it was reported that the disease specifically attacks lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and limes, in addition to the ornamental plant Murraya paniculata, commonly known as myrtle or jasmine.

Citrus Disease Detected in El Salvador

February 2020

The local authorities declared a state of phytosanitary emergency because of the detection of Huanglongbing, a disease that attacks citrus plantations.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) reported that the disease specifically attacks lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and limes, in addition to the ornamental plant Murraya paniculata, commonly known as myrtle or jasmine.

Oranges: Prices Rise As Supply Drops

July 2016

The projected 16% drop in orange production in the state of Florida in the 2015-16 season will drive up the international price of fruit concentrate.

The Department of Agriculture reported that orange production in Florida will be reduced by up to 90 million cases in the 2015-2016 season, 16% less than in the previous season, when 96.8 million cases were produced. 

USA restricts Entry of Dominican Fruits

March 2015

In order to prevent entry of the medfly pest into the United States, products such as avocado, lemon, orange, papaya and mango may not be imported from Dominican Republic.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):

The United States has restricted the entry of Dominican fruits and vegetables in order to avoid the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) coming into the country , according to a statement from the Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service at he Department of Agriculture (APHIS).

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