The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Jorge Luis Montenegro, stated that Peru's Hass avocados for industrial use have managed to enter the Mexican market after more than seven years of negotiations.
The entry into this new market has not been easy since Mexico is the first avocado producer in the world with more than 1.091,937 tons of export, said Minister Montenegro. "We'll be able to send the production in preserved pieces, which will later be used for the preparation of packaged guacamole, and oils for the cosmetic industry," he said.
The market opening was confirmed when the National Service of Health, Safety and Agricultural Food Quality (Senasica) of Mexico published the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of the Peruvian fruit. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture said that these requirements apply to the Hass variety and allow importation from April to August of each year from the Peruvian regions of Ancash, Arequipa, Ica, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Moquegua, and Tacna.
The volumes exported to Mexico will add up to 359,428 tons exported in 2018.
This is the second good news that small and medium producers of Hass avocado have received in October. A few days ago, the Ministry of Agriculture announced the opening of the South Korean market for fresh avocado.
Senasa continues to work so that this fruit can access different markets, such as Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Chile.