• Categories
  • Archives

Americans Will Soon Eat Papaya from Bahia, Brazil

The papaya producers in the northeastern Brazilian states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte will be able to export the fruit to the United States.

The liberation for exports from the two regions was negotiated for three years by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply together with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Up to now only the state of Espí­rito Santo, in the southeast, was allowed to sell the product. The license was made possible because the United States Department of Agriculture accepted the Systems Approach for the fruit fly adopted in the areas of the papaya fruit trees in the extreme south of Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte.

The producers may start exporting after 30 days as of the USDA announcement, made on December 8. The agricultural and livestock federal inspectors from the Ministry of Agriculture will go through training to act in the packing houses to adapt to the procedures of papaya exports to the United States.

The state of Espí­rito Santo exports papaya to the United States since 1996. Since then, the state has already exported more than 33,000 tons to the US.

Anba

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

A Brazilian Poet’s Perspective on a Fishy Human Connection

Glauco Ortolano, a Brazilian poet and writer, who teaches college in the US has ...

As Walking Metamorphosis Brazil’s Lula Has Become Target for Left and Right

The long interview given by Brazilian President Lula to O Estado de S. Paulo ...

Cancelled Flights, No Government Bailout. Brazil’s Varig Is on Its Last Leg.

Brazilian aviation authorities blocked a deal that would have thrown a lifeline to Brazil’s ...

Brazil’s Bribery Scandal Still Dragging Down Economy

Latin American markets were again broadly lower, with Mexico leading the decliners. Meanwhile, Brazilian ...

Rapidinhas

Is that you, Bráulio? To stop the spread of AIDS which continues to be ...

Brazil’s Arab Summit Will Decry Terrorism

The final document of Brazil’s Summit of South American – Arab Countries to be ...

Argentina Wants More Business with Brazil’s Northeast

The Brazil-Argentina Chamber of Commerce, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, and ...

Brazil May Reconsider Threat to Take Argentina do WTO

The Brazilian goverment and that of Argentina reached "relatively productive" results following the São ...

Brazil’s Presidential Hopeful Rousseff Goes Back on Platform’s Radical Proposals

Brazil’s opposition presidential candidate José Serra strongly questioned the “radical” positions of also presidential ...