According to National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa), Peruvian citrus products will have an easier access to the Chinese market now that the “Protocol of Phytosanitary Requirements for the Export of Citrus Fruit from Peru to China” has been modified by the Chinese Health authorities. Senasa explained the modifications, which go into effect today, were made by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ)…Full Article: Peru News Agency Dec 2014
- The AQSIQ amendments will aid Peruvian exports of citrus products (e.g. grapefruit, oranges, mandarins/tangerines, and citrus hybrids). The amendments requires that Peruvian citrus be sourced from a fruit-fly free area and undergo cold treatment (2.22°C) for 21 straight days.
- From January and September 2012, Peru exported US$34.3 million (~9,000 MTs) worth of agricultural products to China. The primary products were alpaca yarn (US$15 million), table grapes (US$10.8 million), and tara (Caesalpinia spinosa) (US$5 million).