Sergio Eduardo Graillet Contreras, president of the State Council of Banana Producers of the state of Veracruz, ensured that Mexican banana exports to China were not at risk due to the current medical emergency thanks to the strict phytosanitary protocols implemented to market this product there.
He noted that the protocol established for exports is the result of joint work between the National Banana Council, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, SADER, and the National Health, Safety and Quality Service, SENASICA.
The protocols that China demands are very strict. It took the banana sector several years to earn China's trust, complying with the standards it demands and with the certification of parcels and balers.
Despite having quality production, this area is currently not exporting to the Asian continent, unlike the state of Tabasco that is closer to the port of Manzanillo, which facilitates that the product arrives in China with the quality required by that market.
Tabasco's banana exports to China and, pretty soon the exports from some areas of Colima, helps prevent the national market from being saturated with banana overproduction, and allows producers to obtain a little more income from their production, he stated.