Hass avocados produced in Jalisco can be exported to the United States. The agricultural authorities of the neighboring country have allowed its import for the harvest season, which will begin in April 2022Today reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (issued).
The National Agrifood Health, Safety and Quality Service (Sinasica) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have signed the Operational Action Plan for the Export of Avocados from Mexico to the United States, whose initial scope includes Certified Jalisco OrchardsIssued said in a statement.
He explained that horticultural products certified in Mexico that are produced and packaged under this plan “may be exported to 50 entities in the United States and Puerto Rico.”
Jalisco is the second product of avocados in the country, at 248,000 tons annually, after the state of Michoacan, with more than 1.8 million tons. Mexico is followed by more than 118 thousand tons.
The action plan was prepared by Sader and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the request of avocado producers, packers and exporters, who expressed their willingness to participate in the export program and to comply with the provisions of the document.
employment 1997 . Business Plan Avocado export from Michoacan To the United States, he noted the dependency, after 24 years of operation and thanks to the trust generated by the work of producers, packers, phytosanitary authorities and service providers, where no fruits were detected with pests present, “a possible expansion of export”.
Producers will be able to start working towards export
He added that this business plan allows interested producers in Jalisco to start implementing the works to be in a position to export during the next season, which begins in April 2022.
“It is a requirement that the regions have the status of Pest-free quarantine zone Known as the avocado borer, which Sinacica expects to start exporting from Jalisco and then continue with the State of Mexico and Nayarit, the two main producers of avocados, after Michoacan.”
No source confirmed that it is currently available talks With Brazil, Malaysia, China, South Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cuba and Chile, and soon with Australia and Thailand, in order to open more markets for the Mexican fruit, they said Mexico exports 1.3 million tons of avocados to 51 countries.
Mexico, the number one producer of avocado in the world
Mexico is the main producer of avocados in the world, with a volume exceeding in 2020 2.3 million tonsThat is 32% of the world production of this fruit.
The United States is the main consumer of Mexican avocados, followed by Canada, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Honduras, El Salvador, China, and South Korea, among others.
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