Peru: Peruvian citrus and avocados will enter the Chinese market in March 2015

Juan Manuel Benites Ramos, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, said he felt optimistic because the Peruvian fresh citrus and fresh avocados would enter the Chinese market in March 2015.

In this regard, he noted that he was going to travel with Jorge Barrenechea Cabrera, head of the National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA), to China in order to unlock some health issues.

"We received a Chinese delegation in Peru so they could see our production mechanism and our technological level so that they could be at ease," he said.

In that regard, he stressed the importance of opening more markets for the country's agricultural exports, especially now that many new lands have come into production.

"We're en route to opening new markets; after China, follows Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, amongst others," he said.

Benites Ramos also stated that another issue that was discussed with China was the possibility of reaching an agreement to develop the Pampas irrigation project (between Ica and Arequipa), which would irrigate 300,000 hectares. This project will require a large investment.


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