SA wins quarantine approval for Indonesia
IOL Business - Apr 15th 2016, 10:12
Johannesburg - South Africa won quarantine approval to sell more deciduous fruits and nuts to Indonesia, increasing the export potential for its produce to the world’s fourth most-populous nation, industry body Hortgro said.
Southeast Asia’s largest economy granted recognition of South Africa’s food-safety control system on 11 April, which enables easier access to Indonesia for 15 types of fruit and nuts including apples, grapes, oranges and plums, Hortgro said in a statement on Wednesday (13 April). The produce can also be sent to the port of Jakarta, which will motivate exporters to increase volumes to that market, Executive Director Anton Rabe said in a separate statement.
“The market will have to be developed over a period of time and could potentially be worth about R250 million over the next three to four years,” Rabe said.
South Africa has sold 50 containers of pears valued at R22 million ($1.5 million), Rabe said.
The World Bank forecasts that the economy of Indonesia, which has a population of about 255 million people, will expand 5.1 percent this year after growing 4.8 percent in 2015.
South Africa is working on getting access to China for its pears and plums, and wants to send both types of fruits as well as apples to Thailand, Rabe said.
The UK is the top export destination for South African nectarines, buying 58 percent, with the Middle East purchasing 42 percent of peaches exported, said Jacques du Preez, general manager for trade and markets at Hortgro. The European Union and Russia take up about 49 percent for plums.From © Independent On-line 2016. All rights reserved.
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