Peru is currently managing the access of different products to the Chinese market, including fresh fruits, such as pomegranate, Amazonian chestnut and banana, as well as frozen avocado, mango, and blueberry.
The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Jorge Montenegro, stated that, within the framework of a working visit that a delegation of Chinese officials made to Lima in order to reach trade agreements, the National Agricultural Health Service (Senasa) had signed a memorandum of understanding with the authorities of the People's Republic of China to begin the procedure so that these products access the Chinese market.
The memorandum of understanding seeks to validate the cold treatment for the export of pomegranate as fresh fruit from Peru to China.
The Senasa requested the General Administration of Customs of China to grant access to certain frozen fruit (avocado, mango and blueberry), as they wouldn't constitute a risk for the spread of pests because they were subjected to temperatures below 17.8°C when processed.
So far in 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture has approved 280 business plans for more than 159.6 million soles, 118.1 million of which are state investment, and 41.5 million soles of which will be financed by the agrarian organizations.
There are also business plans to boost the commercialization of vine, banana, coconut, rice, and quinoa.