China may ship pome fruits to Chile
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China may ship pome fruits to Chile

Posted by | December 11, 2013 |

Yesterday, the Chinese inspection service confirmed that the provinces of Shandong, Henan and Shaanxi could export their apples to Chile.

The opening of the Chilean market for Chinese apples originates in a guarantee of access granted to the apples of Gansu in 2011. The most recent agreement was described as an important achievement in the expansion of international trade by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ). The agreement came shortly after the opening of another market for Chinese pome, specifically for the Sandy Pear, last year, when they were granted access to the United States.

In October, a group of representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile visited China to confirm the fruits’ quality and disease control standards, as well as to see the operations in the orchards and packing facilities. Following this, the representatives of the ministry felt that the Chinese facilities complied with the established protocols.

Currently, 16 orchards and 10 packaging facilities have been authorized to process the apples for the Chilean market. Meanwhile, the AQSIQ highlighted the feat by the Province of Henan as it was the first time that they were going to export plant products to the international market.

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