US Approves Entry of Guatemalan Herbs

Fresh chipilin leaves, edible chufle flowers, Izote flowers and pacaya and are the four agricultural products which received sanitation permits for entry to the US market.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association:

News of expansion of the exportable agricultural supply from Guatemala to one of its main trading partners was met with great anticipation by the Agricultural export Sector, because it contributes to the AGEXPORT's strategy to continue captivating niche markets in the United States with new products.

In this regard, fresh chipilin leaves, edible chufle (flowers Calathea macrosepala) Izote Flower (Yucca guatemalensis) and Pacaya (Chamaedorea tepejilote) are the new products which Guatemalan agricultural producers and exporters can send from 16 October to the country in North America, so that nationals and consumers can enjoy them.

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