Freshuelva continues to make progress in the protocol that allows the opening of Brazil to Huelva's blueberries. A delegation of Brazilian inspectors visited the blueberry farms of the associated companies, Euroberry and Grupo Medina, where they learned about the province's blueberry production systems.
The visit is part of the process of opening new markets in third countries to Spanish fruit and vegetable exports. It is another step to export the fruit complying with all health and production standards to Brazil.
The Brazilian delegation was made up of two agronomists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply. They were accompanied by representatives of the General Sub-Directorate of Sanitary Agreements and Border Control of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food.
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism are in charge of the negotiation and signing of export protocols with the corresponding authorities of the third countries that Spanish producers want to access. This work is carried out in coordination with the sector, which defines the products and countries to which it wants to export, within the framework of the Working Group on fruits and vegetables for the opening of new markets.
The visit was organized by Freshuelva, via Fepex, and the Junta de Andalucia's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food, among others.
In addition to opening the Brazilian market, the Huelva producers association is working to be able to export blueberries to other countries, such as Canada, India, South Africa, and China.