Mexico must compete with Colombia for exports of avocados to the USA

Mexico has a new rival in the export of avocados to the United States: Colombia. The South American country has already made its first shipment of this fruit to the US thanks to the agreement between the two countries last August.

There are only a few countries that serve this market, which is 80% dominated by Mexico, as the avocado is one of Mexico's most important export products. Between January and August of this year Mexico exported avocados for $778 million dollars.

Peru, Chile, and California also export this fruit. The ambassador of Colombia in the United States, Camilo Reyes, said this first shipment was an important moment in the bilateral relationship and a reaffirmation of the commitment of both governments in favor of open trade.

"The governments of the United States and Colombia worked closely to open the doors of the United States to this fruit, in support of farmers, exporters, and communities," said the diplomat after the announcement of the arrival of the cargo in Port Everglades, Florida, on Wednesday.


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