Colombia will export sweet and hot peppers to the United States

Published Mar 26, 2021

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Colombia enters a market of about 1,279 million dollars in the United States, of which its main suppliers are Mexico and Canada.

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The Colombian phytosanitary system, due to the joint work between the ICA and the Ministry of Agriculture with the unions and producers in complying with the requirements of international markets, succeeded in having the United States Plant and Animal Sanitary Inspection Service (APHIS) authorize the entry of pimentýn (sweet pepper) and ajý (hot pepper) produced in Colombia to the North American market. The authorization came after, within the framework of the National Government's Health Diplomacy policy promoted by President Ivýn Duque, negotiations were accelerated in 2019, with the aim of opening more markets and diversifying the export basket to provide more opportunities to Colombian agricultural products. "Paprika exports have grown during the last 5 years, between 2016 and 2020 they already amount to 748,239 dollars. With this new opportunity, we hope to start a work with the private sector that allows us to identify what they require from the national government and take ...
Source: InfoAgro
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