U.S. Demands Carbofuran-Free Products

The northern country won't allow the entrance of vegetable products with carbofuran waste, an insecticide - nematacide.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Such measure will come into effect on January 1st, 2010. Costa Rica's Phitosanitary Service made an urgent call on growers to suspend its usage.

"In Costa Rica, carbofuran is used for growing pineapple, banana, coffee and vegetables, among others, but so far its usage has been limited", reported Elfinancierocr.com.

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How to Export Fruits and Vegetables to the U.S.

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The USDA has created a website that provides detailed information on the approval process for exporting fruits and vegetables to the U.S. market.

With the aim of increasing the public access in the process of approvals for the importation of fresh produce to the U.S., the USDA has created a new website to provide greater transparency in the various stages of this procedure, according to a newsletter issued by this entity.

Greater Results from Participation in Fairs

October 2011

Nicaraguan agricultural companies involved in the PMA fair in Atlanta, USA, managed to sign purchase intention contracts for 2012 totaling more than $7 million.

Taking part in the event held in Atlanta, Georgia, between the 14th and the 17th October, were the companies Distribuidora El Carmen, Tecnoagro, Proexport, Agroesnica, Asociación Pueblos en Acción Comunitaria (Peoples Community Action Association), and Cooplari Fruvex.

Guatemalan Farmers Aim for Russian Market

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Agricultural companies have set their sights on Russia as the country showed interest in buying fresh vegetables.

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U.S. Limits Entrance of Panamanian Fruits

October 2009

Starting next year, fruits and vegetables fumigated with Carbofuran won't be able to enter the U.S.

This was reported by Arlene Villalaz, from the Deparment of Agriculture of the United States in Panama.

"Villalaz reported that Panama, being a country that exports to the U.S., must comply with the measure, which was notified to the World Trade Organization on August 13th", reported Nacion.com.

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