With the sole objective of improving export results for the entire chain, a webinar held by UPM, Global Gap Mexico and Control Union Mexico “Mejore los resultados de Exportación a Europa“ received more than 100 participating companies, mostly from Mexico, as well as some European importers.
United Producers of Mexico (UPM) has focused in the past few years on all aspects of improving quality. Three of the most important factors are: certifications for the European market, quality control in origin and shortened transit time. Working together with Global Gap Mexico to increase certifications for producers as well as packing houses has resulted in a larger certified offer in Mexico.
UPM has teamed up with Control Union Mexico through a program that includes quality inspection during the reception and packaging process at origin in the packhouse, as well as on arrival at its destination. This program allows exporters to ship their fruit to Europe with improved results, less claims and a better return for the entire chain. Importers can now receive a QC report before the shipments leave the pack- houses.
With this program, Control Union Mexico aims to reduce uncertainty in the complete export/import process. This same program has already been in place since 10 years ago in Chile, which has greatly benefited its exporters who enjoy an excellent market position in Europe.
As part of the Express Sea Route of UPM, the first phase has already started with a Consolidated Exports Program through an existing sea route of 19 days, with the goal to start the second phase of the direct route of 12-14 days in the coming months. Exporters can register for the program through the UPM website.