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Peruvian organic banana exports continue despite the pandemic

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Peru, through the National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA), supports thousands of small producers of organic bananas in the region of Piura by helping to consolidate their products in the main international markets.

Thanks to the validity of the phytosanitary inspection services in the current sanitary emergency, to date 2,683 shipments of organic banana, i.e. 50,629.84 tons cultivated by more than 10,000 farmers mainly in the provinces of Piura, Sullana, and Morropon, have been certified and exported.

According to the official SENASA registry, Piura organic bananas are exported to the Netherlands, Japan, and the United States. They are also demanded by Germany, Belgium, Canada, South Korea, Spain, Finland, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.

Access to phytosanitary certification
To access the phytosanitary inspection and certification service, producers must request it through Senasa's Single Window for Foreign Trade - VUCE, which has attended to 2,683 requests in Piura so far.

Subsequently, the agrarian health authority designates a plant quarantine inspector to inspect the product and rule out the presence of regulated or quarantine pests determined by the destination country. Phytosanitary certification ends with the issuance of the export phytosanitary certificate.



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