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Peru will start exporting blueberries to Malaysia

For the export to that market, blueberry shipments must come from certified fields and have been processed in authorized packinghouses with the proper phytosanitary inspection, according to the requirements of the importing country.

9/15/2021

Peruvian Senasa agent, checking blueberries.

The Peruvian Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI) announced that Peruvian producers will be able to start exporting blueberries to Malaysia, starting this year; after the Department of Agriculture of the Asian country (DOA for its acronym in English) confirmed the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of this product.

SENASA, as MIDAGRI's strategic arm, managed to finalize these agreements and will be responsible for ensuring, through phytosanitary certification, that the requirements established by both countries are met.

“We remain committed to the agrarian development of the country; on this occasion, with the access to new markets for national fruit production, offering our farmers more market opportunities and alternatives for commercialization ”added Miguel Quevedo Valle, Head of SENASA.

For the export of this product to this important market, blueberry shipments must come from certified fields, and have been processed in authorized packinghouses; They must also pass phytosanitary inspection, according to the requirements established by the importing country.

Once the phytosanitary inspection has been approved, shipments must undergo cold treatment. It is important to consider that the places of production and packing plants of blueberries are registered in the official list authorized by SENASA and DOA.

Malaysia is a new opportunity for Peruvian blueberries, which is added to the 58 markets to which they already have access; Among the main ones, we have the United States, the Netherlands, China, the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, England, among others, who already enjoy the small purple fruit.

Peru has established itself as the leading exporter of blueberries worldwide, managing to send 162,459 tons in the last campaign, produced mainly in La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Ica, Ancash, Piura; and Moquegua.

A few months after starting this export campaign, Peru has already managed to send 62,724 tons to 31 international markets; the projection is to exceed this figure, at the same rate as it does every year.


 
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