The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) has announced the opening of the Taiwanese market for Peruvian blueberries, following the agreement signed between the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) and the phytosanitary authorities of Taiwan, BAPHIQ (Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection And Quarantine).
This agreement will benefit producers in the regions of La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica, Piura, and Ancash, who during the 2019/2020 export campaign managed to export 120,100.75 tons to markets in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
According to the Association of Blueberry Producers of Peru (ProArandanos), this season's exports are expected to grow by 40% over the 2019/2020 season, which means the country could export up to 165,000 tons. To date, some production sites have already started their certification processes to export this product to various international markets.
Senasa's job isn't only limited to opening markets, the agricultural health authority also works in the field, where it carries out quarantine treatments, periodic inspections, lifting of quarantine, certification of production areas, certification of processing plants, phytosanitary inspection, and verification of cold treatment, according to the market to which it is directed.