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THAILAND OPENS ITS MARKET TO PERUVIAN HASS AVOCADO

Eight years of coordinated and diligent work by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru and the sanitary board of Peru, SENASA, with the Thai authorities, culminated in the publication in the Royal Thai Government Gazette of the "Protocol on Phytosanitary Requirements for the Importation of Avocado "Hass" from Peru into Thailand. The document was published by the Department of Agriculture of Thailand (DOA) on May 10 and came into force the next day.

 

Thailand, with a population of almost 70 million inhabitants, more than 40 million tourists per year and a highly developed gastronomic industry, 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 exceptional quality that characterizes the Peruvian “Hass” Avocado.

 

In order to start exporting avocados to Thailand, the Peruvian Embassy in Bangkok, the Association of Exporters of Peru and the Commercial Office of Peru in Jakarta, have been coordinating the participation of Hass avocado producers in the delegation of Peruvian businessmen who will participate in the 2019 edition of THAIFEX, the most important trade fair for food and drinks in Southeast Asia, to be held in Bangkok, between May 28 and June 1 of this year.

 

 

Bangkok, May 14, 2019

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