Costa Rican Pineapples Going to Chinese Market

Chinese health authorities are inspecting plants and pineapple farms in the country as part of the process of market opening for the Costa Rican fruit.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In addition to inspections on farms and plants, a technical mission to China has verified health checks undertaken by the laboratories of the State Phytosanitary Service. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, "...Costa Rica's successful entry could result in a need to expand the amount of land planted with this fruit, which is currently 45,000 hectares. "

Christian Herrera León, president of the National Chamber of Pineapple Producers and Exporters (Canapep), told that "... they are inspecting legislation, laboratories for quality control of pesticides, quality control of agrochemicals, pests and diseases in quarantine. "

"... Juan Carlos Montiel, manager of Sura Green, a company that exports bananas to China, said it is a big market because of the strong demand in volume, but also requires special conditions. Montiel and Herrera agreed that the long journey (not less than 30 days) no longer affects the quality of the fruit because of the use of technology. "

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