Nine agricultural peruvian products get access to the Chinese market

Date : December 7, 2019

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Through the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa), a memorandum of understanding was signed with authorities from the People’s Republic of China to initiate the procedure of access of the Peruvian pomegranate and other products to that market of 1.3 billion potential consumers, reported the holder of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), Jorge Montenegro.

The memorandum of understanding seeks to validate the cold treatment for the export of pomegranate from Peru to China. During the working meeting, the authorities of the Minagri exposed Peru’s interest in the following products of plant and animal origin for access to the Chinese market: pomegranate, Amazon chestnut, banana, fresh fruit, frozen fruit (avocado, mango and blueberry) , as well as pork and horse meat.

The agreement was signed at Senasa headquarters by the head of that body, Miguel Quevedo, and the vice minister of the General Administration of Customs (GACC) of China, Hu Wei, as part of a working visit by officials of the delegation of the Asian country to Lima.

Regarding the case of frozen fruit (avocado, mango and blueberry), Senasa asked the GACC for access to these products, specifying that due to the degree of their processing, subject to temperatures below -17.8 ° C, they would not constitute risk for the spread of pests.

It is also worth remembering that, in the middle of the week, the head of the Minagri stated that the Government will promote the entry of pork into that market, taking into account the potential of the Peruvian pork sector, which annually has a production that reaches 220,000 tons. . Only in China the per capita consumption of pork reaches 82 kilograms per year.

The head of Senasa said that the questionnaire sent by the authorities of that country is being developed, which includes information on the production system, safety and animal health.

One of the main comparative advantages offered by Peru is that the territory has been recognized as a country free of FMD, without vaccination, by the World Organization for Animal Health.

At the same meeting, it was learned that, in the first ten months of this year, China made imports of agricultural products from Peru worth US $ 1.6 billion, which represented 12.5% of the total purchases made by the nation Asian to our country.