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Ecuador wants to enter Brazilian market with premium banana
Ecuador wants to send a gourmet banana, with a different size and calibre than that of the fruit that is sent to the Southern Cone countries and to Brazil as it removed the sanitary restrictions that existed for imports in April.Currently both countries are tuning the details to enable shipments. However,.....
Kiwi delegation visits India to boost mango exports
A visit by a delegation from New Zealand to India last week to inspect irradiation facilities in Maharashtra is expected to boost mango exports to the country. Senior officials of the Agricultural Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), who accompanied the delegation, said exports to NZ.....
Trade amounted to U.S. $3.9 billion in 2013
Trade between Peru and Brazil grew almost 800% in 13 years
In the last thirteen years, trade between Peru and Brazil grew eight times, said the business manager of the Brazilian Export Promotion Agency (APEX), Ricardo Santana."There is an exponential growth in trade between Peru and Brazil, for example, in 2000, our trade amounted to just over U.S. $500 million and.....
Bart Steenbergen, Potipora Foods BV:
"150 hectares of Tommy Atkins mangos replaced with Palmer"
Queiroz Galvao Alimentos is one of the largest producers of mangos and grapes in Brazil, with 900 hectares. The sales are provided by Potipora Foods BV from an office in Rotterdam."We are the commercial department of the plantation," explains Bart Steenbergen. Last year the producer decided to destroy 150.....
Eric Poudelet, DG SANCO about the potato export
"Trading with Russia remains extremely difficult"
On Thursday 22 and Friday 23 May the Europatat Congress took place in Brussels. On the second day the future of the potato market was central. First of all, Eric Poudelet of the European Commission spoke. He is the Director, Safety of the Food Chain (DG SANCO). Eric spoke about SANCO's activities in the.....
Brazil: Government defines standards for integrated production of potatoes
The Brazilian Official Gazette of the Union published the Specific Standards for Integrated Production of Potato, which covers all the processes carried out in the agricultural production, harvest, post-harvest and processing of tubers.After the regulation was published, the government will adopt a plan of.....
Denise Braga, of Euroconte:
Brazil: “Air shipments have enabled us to create a niche market of great quality fruit”
Euroconte is the Brazilian company behind Bátia, one of the country’s oldest, most traditional brands, introduced in 1976 as an export company committed to the shipment of top quality exotic fruits to the international market, pioneering the export of all kinds of products to Europe and the United.....
China may develop high-speed train to connect Asia and America
China is planning the development of a high-speed railway that will connect the Asian giant with the United States, as reported by the Beijing Times.For now, the prototype has the potential to surpass the capacity of a passenger aircraft by three and that of the world's fastest train by six.According to the.....
11.45 Reais for a 40 kilo-box until March 2015
Brazilian government issues new ordinance with minimum price for oranges
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply set the minimum price of a 40.8 kilo-box of oranges at 11.45 reais for the 2014/2015 harvest in Brazil. This value will be in effect until March 2015. The price was posted in the Ordinance Nº 429 in the Official Journal of the Union on Friday May 16.The.....
Future Group Chief:
India: New government must frame fresh policy on retail
Future Group founder and chief executive Kishore Biyani on Tuesday asked the Narendra Modi-led government to frame a new retail policy under which segregations and foreign direct investment (FDI ) restrictions are not based on single or multi-brand but on the basis of types of stores.Stating that India's.....
The Ministry of Agriculture announced the pest had been eradicated
Brazil first South American country to eradicate codling moth
Neri Geller, Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil (MAPA), announced the eradication of the Cydia pomonella pest or codling moth in Brazil."Eradicating this pest, which affects many countries such as Uruguay, United States and Argentina, is a major plant defence achievement for.....
Russia refuses oranges from Egypt
Recent data reveals that, throughout this week, the Russian phytosanitary service returned several batches of oranges from Egypt.The tests developed by the Russian phytosanitary control service on all of the shipments that reached the 200 tons showed that these batches were contaminated with the fruit fly, a.....
According to researcher from Embrapa, only a matter of time before pest hits the Americas
Brazil in search of new banana varieties resistant to Panama disease
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply stated that the measures taken to prevent the entry of the Panama disease, a new type of fungus, into Brazil should suffice. The disease is causing the banana plantations in Asia and Africa to lose billions of dollars. However, according to Alexei Dianese,.....
The Global Economy: A World Of Acronyms
The world of finance gave birth in 2001 to a new buzzword: BRIC. The word is an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China. Jim O'Neill, an economist with Goldman Sachs who's been credited with coining the term, saw those four countries as turbo-charged engines among emerging markets, ones that would give.....