The National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa) confirmed that, after several years of negotiations, Argentina has opened its market to Peruvian table grapes. The general manager of Peru's Table Grape Producers Association (Provid), Carlos Zamorano, stressed the importance of this news, as it highlights the joint work between Provid and Senasa, which will have very positive results for Peru's table grape producers and exporters.
According to Zamorano, the process of opening the Argentine market began with a requirement made by the agricultural exporters gathered in Provid, which was duly attended and channeled by Senasa, the national phytosanitary authority in charge of negotiating with its peers in the world markets.
“A thriving and growing table grape sector requires having more and more open markets so that we have many options to deliver our fruit. This is, no doubt, a step of singular importance, especially since the news comes to us in the export campaign,” said Zamorano.
Zamorano also highlighted the professionalism and efficiency of the workers of Senasa, as well as that of Provid's partners, who have made it possible for the table grape producer and export sector to continue advancing.
In the 2019/2020 campaign, Peruvian table grape exports would exceed 50 million boxes (8.2 kilos each), bringing them closer to 1 billion dollars, which would represent an increase of 15% compared to the previous campaign.