Western Australian Hass avocados get renewed market access to Thailand

Updated Jun 6, 2023
Thais will be able to enjoy WA Hass avocados.
A WESTERN Australian avocado grower believes regaining access to Thailand as an export destination will be a major win for the industry in his state. Thailand was identified as a high priority destination for avocado exports because it was the second largest export for Australian avocados before 2013 when the nation introduced a cold treatment protocol that put a halt to exports. To enable trade to commence for Australian Hass avocados, Thailand needs to undertake verification activities, which are expected to happen during the upcoming WA 2023-24 avocado season. WA avocado grower Alan Blight from AvoWest said the announcement was a win for industry. "The Thailand market being back on the cards for Western Australian growers is a significant development for our industry, and a very welcome one," he said. "I know industry is excited about the possibilities it presents." Over the past decade, the avocado industry has invested its levy through Hort Innovation into a wide range of ...
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