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Currently Jalisco avocados are exported to Japan, France, Canada and other countries.

Mexico: Jalisco preparing to sell avocados to the U.S.

Health authorities in the United States opened the borders to avocados of Ciudad Guzman and Gomez Farias.

Just a few days ago, approximately 6,000 hectares of avocados passed successfully.

The Department of Agriculture of the United States was in charge of performing the risk assessment. The results were positive, so the request was made officially to recognize these two municipalities as disease free zones and be able to export avocados. Michoacán already has that recognition.

According to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) Juan Antonio González Hernández, anytime now the U.S. government will give access to the avocado from Jalisco.

"The approval will come soon, everything is set, and there is no impediment or constraint that represents a rejection to avocado export."

Gonzalez Hernandez said the only negative factor for the favorable decision may be the election period in the U.S., which could slow down a little the announcement.

Once Ciudad Guzman and Gomez Farias are recognized as disease-free by U.S. Health Plant authorities will apply for other municipalities in the state to have that recognition, as there are several points where planting and harvesting of avocados takes place.

"Avocado production in the South has grown considerably, there are about 12 thousand hectares. Near Los Altos de Jalisco there are about 2,000 hectares, I think we have around 15,000 planted hectares of this product."

Currently Jalisco avocados are exported to Japan, France, Canada and other countries.

Source: Informador

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