South Korean Market Opens for Brazilian Mangoes


After 13 years of negotiations, South Korea opens its market to mangoes from Brazil announced MAPA (Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento).
The agreement came after the recent trip to the production areas of an inspection mission which had been preceded by several technical visits. South Korea is a major importer of mangoes and other exotic fruits. The country spent around BRL 48 million (€ 14.5 million) in 2016 on imports of exotic fruits from Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Australia, India , Peru and the United States.
MAPA aims to raise fresh product exports from 6.9% to 10% in 5 years, the Asian market is a priority to achieve this goal.


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