Non Tariffs Barriers for Honduran Oranges

With Nicaragua’s application of non-tariff barriers on citrus fruit from Honduras, producers are requesting government intervention.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The growers asked the National Service of Agricultural Health (SENASA) to intervene in order to resolve the conflict that is occuring mainly over oranges

The head of SENASA, Heriberto Amador, confirmed the existence of the problem.

Elheraldo.hn reported statements of the director, "The problem is that we are nearing the peak production period for citrus fruit, so we are working to resolve these issues, we are looking at the best ways of solving the problem, the President of the Republic Porfirio Lobo Sosa, has asked us to use dialogue as a first resort. "



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