India has sent a shipment of 2.5 tons of Geographical Indication (GI) certified Banganapalli and other variety Survarnarekha mangoes from farmers in Krishna and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. In a bid to increase mango exports to South Korea, the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Agency (APEDA) in collaboration with Indian embassy, Seoul and the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK), also organised a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet.
Senior officials from APEDA, Embassy of India, ICCK, exporters from India and importers from South Korea participated in the VBSM organised on Thursday. The Ministry of Commerce said in a press statement that the mangoes exported to South Korea, were treated, cleaned and shipped from the APEDA assisted and registered packhouse and vapor heat treatment facility at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh and exported by IFFCO Kisan SEZ.
Alphonso, Kesar, Totapuri and Banganpalli are leading export varieties from India. Mango exports primarily take place in three forms: fresh mango, mango pulp, and mango slice. Mangoes are processed by the APEDA registered packhouse facilities and then exported to various regions and countries including Middle East, European Union, USA, Japan and South Korea.