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Tekax habanero pepper exporters of Mexico fear the closure of borders by Omicron

Exportadores de chile habanero de Tekax temen cierre de fronteras por ómicron
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COVID-19
Jan 17, 2022
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JAIME TUN. FOR THIS! Habanero pepper producers hope that the new variant, omicron, will not affect international shipments, since a border closure would affect exports, dealing another blow to Tekax's economy. TEKAX, Yucatan. Habanero pepper exporters hope that in 2022 the new strain of the coronavirus, omicron, will not affect international shipments, since just last year the sector recovered by 40 percent, releasing 140 tons per month; however, this amount does not compare to that of 2019, when they exported about 300 tons. The cultivation of habanero chili has increased in the town and has become one of the main economic activities in the municipality. Three years ago, Tekax was the largest exporter of chili at a national and international level, according to Diego Ku Cruz, a dedicated businessman. to work with the product for 35 years. Ku Cruz indicated that, from 2021, at the local level, they send 12 tons, to the national level 80 tons and at the international level 140 tons, when in 2019 300 tons were exported only for the international market, with the US being its main buyer.
JAIME TUN. FOR THIS! Habanero pepper producers hope that the new variant, omicron, will not affect international shipments, since a border closure would affect exports, dealing another blow to Tekax's economy. TEKAX, Yucatan. Habanero pepper exporters hope that in 2022 the new strain of the coronavirus, omicron, will not affect international shipments, since just last year the sector recovered by 40 percent, releasing 140 tons per month; however, this amount does not compare to that of 2019, when they exported about 300 tons. The cultivation of habanero chili has increased in the town and has become one of the main economic activities in the municipality. Three years ago, Tekax was the largest exporter of chili at a national and international level, according to Diego Ku Cruz, a dedicated businessman. to work with the product for 35 years. Ku Cruz indicated that, since 2021, at the local level, they send 12 tons, at the national level 80 tons and at the international level 140 ...
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