Opportunities for Honey in the EU

The entry into force of the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union encourages projects to increase honey production in Nicaragua.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Currently production is less than 500 tonnes per year, equivalent to 0.09% of what was imported globally last year (518,818 tonnes). According to Luz Marina Arana, coordinator of marketing research of the Center for Export and Investment (CEI), although Nicaraguan honey has entered duty free since 2004, with the entry into force of the trade agreement, "the new rules will stabilize trade and expand the possibility of new markets. "

The majority of locally produced honey is organic, so "... while $2.50 is paid for a kilo of traditional honey, for organic it is on average $3.31. That means you can reach an attractive market segment," said Juan Manuel Sánchez, operations manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters (APEN).

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