Colombia can now export its fresh pineapples to Argentina

The Ambassador of Colombia in Argentina, Luis Fernando Londoño Capurro, announced that, after four years of efforts, the sanitary entities of Colombia and Argentina (ICA and SENASA, respectively) had agreed on the phytosanitary requirements so that Colombian pineapples can enter the Argentine market.

"This is the result of the rigorous work we have done with the ministries of agriculture and health entities of both countries, and with the support of the Embassies and of PROCOLOMBIA," said Londoño Capurro.

Pineapple has become one of the most attractive Colombian agricultural products in the international market. In 2017, exports of this fruit amounted to US $10,560,454, i.e. 8.11% more than in 2016, according to PROCOLOMBIA.

"I have no doubt that this new agreement will significantly increase the commercial relationship between Colombia and Argentina, which was a central theme during President Mauricio Macri's visit to Colombia in 2016," the Colombian Ambassador in Argentina stated.

The main export destinations for this product include Italy, the United States, Chile, and Spain. Exports to Chile and Spain increased by more than 17% in the previous year, when compared to 2016.

According to expectations, in the coming weeks three other Colombian products will be admitted to the Argentine market: Hass avocado, bananas, and Tahiti lime.

Source: with information from the Embassy of Colombia in Argentina

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