Berry producers from Jalisco and Michoacan are preparing the first shipments of raspberry and blackberry, and according to the sector’s estimates, will be exported to China before the end of January. Technicians from Senasica are performing inspections to verify that the orchards and coolers comply with the Phytosanitary Export Requirements Protocol, stated the Ministry of Agriculture. In Michoacan, the Senasica has registered to date, 504 hectares of blackberries and 150 hectares of raspberry, 11 cooling facilities and a total of 10 companies to start exporting berries to China…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Jan 2015

Key Point

  • According to the National Association of Exporters berries (Aneberries). In 2013, Mexico produced an estimated 464,977 MTs of berries.

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 2010 to 2013, Hong Kong imports of raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, and loganberries (HS 081020) increased from 223 MTs to 641 MTs. Nearly all imports originated from Chile and the USA.

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