Peru's Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri), through the National Agricultural Sanitation Service (Senasa), on Friday announced the entry —since today— of Peruvian quinoa into China
, a market with 1.3 billion potential consumers and a destination with abundant opportunities for Peruvian producers.
GACC published the list of the 40 establishments (packaging companies) authorized to export this grain
, which were previously inspected by Senasa
Producers that are not on this list must comply with previous audits so that China can authorize their establishments and exports can be made.
—through Senasa— has been managing the entry of other products into this market, such as fresh pomegranates and Amazonian chestnuts.
Opening this market to Peruvian quinoa
will benefit some 20,000 producers in regions like Cusco, Puno, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junin and Arequipa.
Quinoa exports total 45,803 tons so far this year, and have reached 77 countries including the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Chile, UK, Germany, Mexico, etc.