Peru’s mandarin growers are working to build on their export momentum and open new markets.
“Negotiations are well advanced with India. The technical part is already finished, such as the phytosanitary registration; only the administrative part is missing,” said Sergio Del Castillo, general manager of the Citrus Producers Association of Peru (ProCitrus). “SENASA (Peru’s National Agrarian Health Service) and ProCitrus are working to achieve entry of mandarins to the Philippines and Vietnam. An application has also been submitted for entry into Thailand.”
According to Oliver Huesmann, director of the international consulting firm Fruit Consulting and an expert in the Asian market, “The Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand are three very interesting markets for Peruvian mandarins, because they value quality and are willing to pay the price. They are countries with a great potential for consumption of citrus both from Peru and throughout Latin America.”
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