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Mexico shipped 6 containers of organic bananas to Russia
Six containers loaded with organic bananas were shipped to Russia from the Port of Manzanillo on Tuesday. The Secretary of Rural Development of Colima stated that this was the first shipment of this fruit from that state to that country.
The Grupo Coliman company complied with the protocols for the export of this fruit with the support of the National Service of Health, Safety and Agri-Food Quality (SENASICA), stated the Secretary of Rural Development, Agustin Morales.
"This is the way in which the product enters Russia. Producers are satisfied because we managed to solve a problem there was so that the organic bananas produced in Colima can be consumed in that country. In addition, they are also happy because the export is being performed by a company from Colima." he said.
The state official stated that they had shipped six containers of 20 tons each, and that now that the trade had been established, the volume shipped would continue to increase because there is demand for the product.
He also said the product was treated with a gas that encapsulates ethylene to slow down the fruit's maturation process, as it takes the product 30 to 35 days to arrive to Russia and that, said process would continue, once the containers were opened.
Morales Anguiano said that other countries, such as Japan, China, among others, were also interested in the product.
He said the market opportunities in those countries were positive for the producers of Colima, and all of Mexico, in face of a possible change in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Publication date: 12/21/2017
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