The United States will suspend mango imports from Haiti from the end of January 2023

The United States Department of Agriculture announced the suspension of mango imports from Haiti as of the end of January 2023. Jorge Abad, USDA Central America and the Caribbean area director, explained in a letter to Ralph Perry, president of the Haitian National Association of Mango Exporters (ANEM), that this measure had been taken because of the insecurity in the country.

“We've taken this step because the situation in Haiti has made it impossible for our APHIS inspectors to work safely. This decision was taken based on the information we received from the United States Embassy in Port-au-Prince. We'll consider re-establishing the program if the situation in Haiti improves, in consultation with the Embassy,” he added.

Immediately, fruit exporters considered this decision a strong blow for a sector that, according to an industrialist, went from 10 to 12 million dollars a year.


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