After 11 years of negotiations with the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the Animal and Plant Health Regulation and Control Agency (Agrocalidad) has been able to establish phytosanitary requirements so that the Ecuadorian cape gooseberry can access that market. The signing of the work plan for phytosanitary certification for the export of this product also specified the operational conditions that Ecuador will implement prior to shipments to this country.
So far this year, under the supervision and certification of Agrocalidad, Ecuador has exported more than 14,000 kilograms of fresh cape gooseberries to 41 countries in 3 continents (America, Europe, and Asia).
Ecuador has been able to insert non-traditional agricultural products in its national strategy to increase exports, which generates greater benefits for the agricultural sector, thanks to the effective actions, such as the monitoring of fruit flies in production sites, implemented by the Agency in the last 5 years, as well as the strengthening of co-responsibility with Ecuadorian fruit growers.
For more information:
Animal and Plant Health Regulation and Control Agency
Av. Eloy Alfaro N30-350 and Amazonas, esq., 170518, Quito (Ecuador)
Tel: +593 (2) 2567232