Papaya Market in the Netherlands

Importers buy directly in producing countries and occasionally provide services of relabeling, washing, packing, transporting and carrying out import formalities.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

The largest importer of papaya in Europe is Germany, however, Holland works as a commercial hub and distribution of fresh fruits, and is the main re exporter of this product to other countries in the region, mainly to Germany, the UK and Sweden.

Given the increased consumption of papaya in the Netherlands, the main distribution channels and consumer trends in this market are indicated. 

Distribution channels:

  • Agents: are responsible for connecting the supplier with the foreign importer, strengthening the product to meet the volume required by the customer and shipping it prior to payment of their commission, they usually ask the producer for exclusivity.

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