Peas: Approval to Export to Canada

After Canada approved the use of a chlorothalonil pesticide molecule, Guatemala was authorized to export Chinese peas and sweet peas to the U.S. country.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Representatives of the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport) reported that it is estimated that Guatemala will sell between 5 and 10 million of peas to Canada each year.

Estuardo Castro, president of the platform Agritrade (Agexport), explained to that "... Yesterday, Guatemala received notification that Canada granted it permission to export Chinese peas and sweet peas, cultivated with the chlorothalonil pesticide, which opens the opportunity for the country to become the second supplier of this market with this product."

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Antonio Malouf, president of Agexport, said that it is positive "... the decision of the North American country to eliminate this non-tariff barrier, since the use of chlorothalonil is accepted by the United States and Europe."

Agexport data details that the country exports 55 million pounds of peas per year, of which 80% are destined for the U.S. and the remaining 20% for Europe.

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