During her visit to China, the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Trade, Magali Silva, said that the entry of Hass avocados to the Chinese market could take place within one or two months. The only transaction left is a health authorization from the Chinese authorities. At this time, a team from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ), together with the National Agrarian Health Service (SENASA), is inspecting the plantations to verify that Peruvian Hass avocados are free of fruit flies…Full Article: Peru News Agency July 2014

Key Point

  • The Chinese delegation is currently touring Peruvian plantations and will make their decision in the coming weeks (e.g. July/August 2014)

ChinaAg Comment

  • Avocado is a relatively new fruit to China and consumers, in general, would benefit from instruction on how to select, peel, and consume avocados

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