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Thailand opens its market to Peruvian Hass avocado

Photo by the ANDINA. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

BANGKOK, May 18, 2019, ANDINA. Eight years of coordinated and diligent work ended with the publication —in the Royal Thai Government Gazette— of the “Protocol on Phytosanitary Requirements for the Importation of Avocado Hass from Peru into Thailand”, reported the ANDINA.

This is the result of a collaborative effort between Peru —through its Foreign Affairs Ministry and National Agricultural Sanitation Service (Senasa)— and Thai authorities.

The document was published by Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) on May 10 and came into force the next day.

In order to start exporting avocados to Thailand, the Peruvian Embassy in Bangkok, the Peruvian Exporters Association (Adex), and Peru’s Trade Office in Jakarta (OCEX Jakarta) have being coordinating the participation of Hass avocado producers in the business delegation attending this year’s THAIFEX.

The above-mentioned event is the most important trade fair for food and drinks in Southeast Asia and will be held May 28-June 1 in Bangkok.

With a population of almost 70 million inhabitants, more than 40 million tourists per year, and a highly developed gastronomic industry, Thailand is an important market for Peruvian fruits, vegetables, and hydro-biological products.

Thai people will soon be able to enjoy this nutritious and healthy “superfood” with the quality characteristics of every Peruvian product.

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