Honduras will export 18 containers of melons per week to Mexico

Honduras will export about 18 containers of melon a week to Mexico starting next April.

The head of the Admissibility Unit of the National Service of Agricultural Health and Safety (SENASA), Cesar Noe, said they were only waiting for an authorization from the Mexican authorities to start shipping the product.

"We are finalizing some aspects with the Mexican government to allow the entry of our melon into Aztec territory," the official stressed. "They had some requirements, which we already met, and all that's missing to confirm this negotiation is a meeting between Honduras and Mexico," he said.

"Mexican authorities might possibly definitively authorize the entry of the Honduran product into their territory next Monday," he added.

Mexico will join other countries in the world that already receive Honduran melon, such as: Japan, Taiwan, the United States, South Korea, and Central America.

During his recent visit to Chile, where he attended the inauguration of Sebastián Piñera, President Juan Orlando Hernandez stressed the interest of Honduras to export melon to that country.

The procedures are already advanced because the request was made by the Government of Michelle Bachelet.

"Since the melon harvest 2017-2018 comes to an end in the first week of May, we expect to export around 18 containers of product a week to Mexico," he added.

"It is an important volume, if we start exporting it on April 15, we would be talking about eight weeks," he said.

Source: elpais.hn

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