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The ban is lifted! Kenyan avocado exports to resume on March 1

Fresh Avocado
Kenya
Regulation & Compliances
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 21, 2024

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The Kenya Horticulture Crops Directorate (HCD) has lifted a ban on the export of certain avocado varieties, which was in place since November 3 last year. The Kenya Agri-Food Authority (AFA) confirmed that avocados are now ripe and have reached the required export volumes. All exports will be subject to inspection, with exporters needing to apply for this three days before shipment. Additionally, Kenyan agricultural company Kakuzi PLC will offer free avocado ripeness testing services to small farmers to ensure compliance with regulations.
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According to Kenyan media reports, the Kenya Horticulture Crops Directorate (HCD) has suspended the export of Hass, Pinkerton, Fuerte and Jumbo varieties of avocados by sea since November 3 last year. The ban will be lifted on March 1. Prior to this, Fuerte and Hass Variety sea export specifications will still be limited to 184g (commodity code 20). Christine Chesaro, acting director of the Kenya Agri-Food Authority (AFA), said recent assessments showed that avocados grown on the farm were now ripe and reaching the required export volumes. AFA-HCD sent a guideline to all avocado traders on February 14, requiring all avocado exports to be subject to inspection. Exporters must apply for inspection 3 days before shipment and submit their marketing by February 26, 2024 List of agents or suppliers for traceability. Kenyan agricultural company Kakuzi PLC announced that it will provide free avocado ripeness testing services to small farmers to ensure compliance with regulatory and market ...
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