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South Africa grants market access to Tanzania's avocado

Fresh Avocado
South Africa
Price Trend
Regulation / Agreement
Nov 19, 2021
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South Africa has granted market access to avocado produced in Tanzania, ending 10 years of a standoff over the matter. Tanzanian growers produce their avocado during the South African off-season - when prices in the local market are extremely high.
Dar es Salaam — During this period the local trade normally imports fruit to supplement the local supply In a letter dated November 16, 2021, the acting director of the South African Plant Health Jan Hendrik Venter said the decision has been reached after a successful virtual bilateral engagement. "On November 9, 2021, the National Plant Protection Organization of Tanzania (NPPO) provided a pre-recorded video presentation to the National Plant Protection Organisation of South Africa (NPPOZA) to verify and pre-test pest risk management practices in order to allow authorisation of avocados from Tanzania to South Africa," reads the statement. The letter which has been seen by The Citizen futher reads: The NPPOZA wishes to inform the NPPO of Tanzania that following the presentation of a pre-recorded video inspection and subsequent deliberation during the virtual verification process, the market access for importation of avocado fresh fruit from Tanzania to South Africa has been ...
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