The head of Sagarpa in Michoacan, Pedro Benitez Velez, said that in order to export their products, and prior to the signing of the export agreement, Chinese inspectors had to visit the orchards and facilities of the fruit that would be sent to the eastern country. According to him, the Chinese officials were interested in all aspects of the production of raspberry, especially on the application of pesticides and the measures taken so the residue limits didn’t exceed the quantities allowed…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Nov 2014

Key Point

  • Mexican berry exports will exported as soon as an agreement is signed between Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and the General Manager of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

ChinaAg Comments

  • In November 2013, it was announced that Chinese technicians would visit Mexico to assess the country’s production, packing and food-safety operations of its blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
  • From 2009 to 2012, Hong Kong’s raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, and loganberries (HS 081020) imports increased from 148 MTs to 340 MTs. The primary suppliers were Chile and the USA.

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