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Phytosanitary protocol for Chilean almonds to China

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Published Apr 12, 2024

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Chile has recently opened the Chinese market for its almond exports, a significant achievement led by Cristian Manterola, the commercial manager of Parmex, and facilitated through a collaboration with SAG authorities and Chilealimentos. Despite holding a small share in the global almond market, this new opportunity is seen as promising due to China's large population and demand. The development of a stringent phytosanitary protocol, crucial for ensuring the safety and quality of almond products for the Chinese market, was a key factor in this achievement. The protocol covers various aspects, including production, processing, storage, and transportation, and requires adherence to Chinese food safety laws, packaging, and labeling standards. The article also emphasizes the importance for Chilean almond producers and exporters to understand the Chinese market, maintain high quality, and differentiate their products through innovative packaging and processing methods to remain competitive.
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A few weeks ago it was announced that Chile can export almonds to China. In this context, Portalfruticola.com spoke with the commercial manager of Parmex, Cristian Manterola, since it is the company that participated in the development of the phytosanitary protocol. In this regard, Manterola indicated that approximately 2 years ago the SAG authorities approached, together with Chilealimentos, "who participated as a coordinating entity of the meetings and information and we as a Parmex company, where we addressed the point of view of the producers, exporters and processors. In a global context, he explained that the Chilean almond market worldwide is very small, “since it represents 1.2% of global almond production, however, it is important to advance on this issue, because there is always talk the Chinese market and its 1.2 billion inhabitants. That is why we work as part of the private sector in the development of the phytosanitary protocol, with a view to opening the Chinese ...
Source: MXfruit
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