Peru blueberries, citrus fruits to enter Indian market starting November

Exportación de arándanos ascenderá a US$ 70 millones al cierre del 2015

Exportación de arándanos ascenderá a US$ 70 millones al cierre del 2015

18:00 | Lima, Aug. 16.

With 1.3 billion potential consumers, India will become a new market for Peruvian blueberries and citrus fruits starting this year, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) reported Wednesday.

Announcement was made in Lima after a meeting between agricultural health representatives from both countries.

National Agricultural Sanitation Service (Senasa) head Jorge Barrenechea affirmed agro-exporters will tap into a new market for their products as of November.

Additional products will increase the bilateral exchange, as progress is made toward market-access issues.

"They are interested in premium Basmati rice and mangoes," Barrenechea said after meeting India's Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage (PPQS) officials.


Production facilities

India's agricultural health representatives visited production and packaging facilities for blueberries and citrus fruits based in Peru's La Libertad and Ica regions.

During the visit, officials supervised phytosanitary conditions of fields, post-harvest processes, cold treatment of fruits and the phytosanitary certification system for fruits implemented by Senasa.

The visit followed agreements reached in New Delhi between Senasa and PPQS experts back in February 2017, and was part of a Government's approach to increase exports by 2021.


Published: 8/16/2017