Peruvian avocado consolidates in international markets

Peru: Hass avocados from La Libertad to be exported to Thailand

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), the Hass avocado cultivated in the La Libertad region is ready for export to Thailand.

The opening of this new Asian market is an example of the consolidation of Peruvian fruit in international markets. Currently, exports are mainly destined to the US, China, Chile, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, or England.

In February, the Ministry of Agriculture, through the National Agrarian Health Service, certified 104 production sites located in the inter-Andean valleys of the Huancavelica region.

To optimize export times, the National Agricultural Food Health and Quality Service (SENASA) has also certified the packing plants of this fruit, based on the health risk profiles. To optimize export times, the goal is to reduce the samples for inspection, ship containers at night, systematize the sealing of trucks that transport the fruits to the packing plants, and, in some cases, prepare the sample for official inspection.

For four years now, Senasa's electronic certification system processes export requests in just 24 hours, inspecting the cargo in the packing houses and issuing Phytosanitary Certificate immediately.



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