A verification shipment of Hass avocados has been successfully shipped to Thailand by Western Australian avocado growers. These growers can provide a strong supply of avocados, so actually, access to this market comes at the perfect time. Industry body Avocados Australia has welcomed the news.
John Tyas, CEO of Avocados Australia: "I would like to thank the exporters and other key stakeholders for participating in the verification shipment to Thailand and for their professionalism in the way they approached the process. Our access to Thailand rested on the success of this verification shipment so we are very grateful that the process went smoothly.”
Thailand is a promising market for Western Australian avocado growers. In the 2022 calendar year imports stood at 1,575 tons which were valued at AU$12.28 million. Western Australian avocado growers and exporters see Thailand as a significant opportunity.