Peru will soon export citrus and blueberries to India

The National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) announced that Peruvian producers will soon be able to export citrus and blueberries to India.

The Asian Government put in public consultation, until August 31, the phytosanitary import requirements of these fruits on the website of the Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Once the consultation period is over and in the event that there are no technically supported comments to the contrary, the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare will publish the phytosanitary requirements in the country's official gazette, Gazette of India, making official the phytosanitary requirements so that shipments of Peruvian mandarins, oranges, lemons, grapefruits and blueberries can reach this market.

“We remain committed to the agrarian development of the country; in this case, with the opening of new markets for national production, offering our farmers more market opportunities and alternatives for commercialization, ”said the National Head of Senasa, Miguel Quevedo.

According to official figures, Peru managed to export a total of 2020 tons of citrus fruits during the 268.000 campaign; 200.000 tons corresponded to mandarins, 19.000 tons to lemons, 29.000 tons to oranges, 18.000 tons to tangelos and 2.000 tons to grapefruits. The main citrus exporting regions in the country are Ica, Junín and Lima; Also highlighting Piura, with its lemon exports, as well as Lambayeque.

In the case of blueberries, Peru has established itself as the leading exporter of this fruit worldwide, sending 15.972 tons in the last campaign. The main exporting regions are La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica, Ancash, Piura and to a lesser extent Moquegua and Loreto.

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