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Frutas de Chile and Senators Provoste and Prohens seek to coordinate actions to advance a solution to the implementation of the Systems Approach for shipments of Chilean grapes to the US

Fresh Grape
Fruits
United States
Chile
Regulation & Compliances
Published Apr 17, 2024

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Chilean officials and industry representatives, including executives from Frutas de Chile and senators from the Atacama region, are working to implement a Systems Approach protocol to allow for the fumigation-free export of fresh grapes to the U.S. by the 2024-2025 season. This effort, aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of Chilean table grapes in the U.S. market, involves diplomatic and parliamentary efforts to address pest control issues, such as Lobesia botrana, without fumigation. The initiative, however, faces delays due to complications related to U.S. cheese designation of origin in the Chile-EU Free Trade Agreement update. The protocol's implementation is seen as crucial for the local employment, development, and growth of the Atacama region, highlighting the significant investments made by Chilean farmers and the state over more than two decades.
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In order to advance in the coordination of joint actions that will allow reaching a solution for the publication of the Systems Approach protocol in the United States Federal Register, the executives of Frutas de Chile met with the senators of the Atacama region, Yasna Provoste and Rafael Prohens. Participating in the meeting on behalf of Frutas de Chile were: Iván Marambio, president; Miguel Canala-Echeverría, general manager; Rodrigo Gallardo, executive secretary; Ignacio Caballero, executive director of the Chilean Fruit Table Grape Committee, and the entity's legal advisor, Luis Fernando Laso, in addition to the senators' advisors. “As Frutas de Chile we have not stopped at any time looking for instances that allow us to find a solution to implement the Systems Approach or system without fumigation to send our fresh grapes to the United States. This meeting with Senators Provoste and Prohens is an example of that. It was a very positive meeting in which we were not only able ...
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