Agricultural attaché of Chile in the EU: The European Green Deal can be an opportunity, as long as it allows us to continue expanding trade with the European bloc

Updated Nov 20, 2023
The European Green Pact or Green Deal, in English, is an EU strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and that would have an impact on fruit and vegetable exports. According to Rodrigo Vega, Chile's agricultural attaché in the EU: "Chile currently produces and exports quality, healthy and safe fruits, complying with the demanding phytosanitary standards that world markets demand, especially those of the EU."
He added that when it comes to fruits: “The fruit sector has also made a lot of progress in sustainability standards. In that sense, the European green deal can be an opportunity, to the extent that it allows us to continue expanding trade with the European bloc. At the same time, this policy is also a challenge to continue advancing towards even more sustainable production.” Regarding fruit consumption in the European Union, the professional commented that the most consumed fruits in this block may vary depending on the region and the season, but in general they are apples, bananas, oranges, table grapes and peaches, while blueberries are the segment experiencing the most dynamic growth in many member states, such as Germany and Poland. “It is important to note that the popularity of fruits can vary by country and season. Furthermore, the availability of fresh fruits can be influenced by the climate and geography of the region in Europe. In 2021, the size of the fresh fruit and ...
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