USA restricts Entry of Dominican Fruits

In order to prevent entry of the medfly pest into the United States, products such as avocado, lemon, orange, papaya and mango may not be imported from Dominican Republic.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):

The United States has restricted the entry of Dominican fruits and vegetables in order to avoid the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata) coming into the country , according to a statement from the Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service at he Department of Agriculture (APHIS).

The products which can not be imported are avocados, clementines, grapes, grapefruit, lemon, lychee, mamey, orange, papaya, pepper, mango and tomato, among others.

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Guatemala Prepares to Export Mangos to Chile

January 2017

Exporters will start sending shipments of the fruit to the South American country once the admissibility process with Chilean authorities has been completed, which is scheduled for March.

From a statement issued by Agexport:

The Mango Committee at AGEXPORT will be concluding the process of eligibility to export to Chile, next March after receiving a certification visit from Chilean SAG inspectors. Once this process is completed, Guatemalan exporters expect to start shipping fresh Guatemalan mangos to the South American country.

Honduras: Online Trading for Agribusiness

January 2016

The union of entrepreneurs in Cortés has organized for the first week of March a virtual business meeting with buyers of agricultural products in the European market.

From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Cortés:

The Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Cortés and the Mesoamerican Fruit Production Project, with the program for "institutional strengthening for improving the competitiveness of fruit from CA and Dominican Republic" invites you to participate in the Virtual Business Negotiations for Fresh and Processed Fruits .

Mango and Papaya from Peru to US

May 2015

Starting from the second half of the year the South American country will start exporting fruit to the United States.

From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):

The Commercial Office of Peru (OCEX) in Washington has announced that from the second half of 2015 Peruvian mangos and papayas will enter the US market, according to a report issued by the Department of Agriculture of the United States. The entry of these two fruits is the result of joint work between the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, the Ministry of Agriculture, health authorities and the Embassy of Peru in the United States.

USA Consuming More Papaya

February 2015

In 2014 papaya imports increased by 15% compared to 2013, maintaining the upward trend seen since 2011 and reflecting the increased consumption of the fruit in the country.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

US consumers, according to new food trends, are reacting positively to the attributes of fruits such as papaya, since it has a high content of vitamins and nutrients needed to stay healthy.

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