Peru to start exporting mangoes to South Korea

Peru will begin exporting mangoes to South Korea after they approved the protocol that allows the entry of this fruit into their territory, stated the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Juan Manuel Benites.

Benites said the approval of the entry of Peruvian mangoes to South Korea was achieved after the three-year technical work done by the National Service of Agrarian Health (Senasa) to show that the crops were free of pests and under permanent monitoring and control.

The minister said that the adoption of this protocol confirmed the trust that South Korea has in Peruvian agricultural products, as the country has been exporting grapes to Korea for five years.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, South Korea is a market with fifty million potential consumers for the Peruvian mango.

The head of the Mango Growers Association (EMPA), Joaquin Balarezo, estimated that Peru would export between 600 and 700 tons of mangoes to South Korea in the next season.

Peru has a free trade agreement with South Korea since 2011 and it is currently negotiating the export of avocados, pomegranates, and citrus with this country.

Source: EFE /

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