"Citrus from Uruguay meets strictest retail demands"
“Citrus from Uruguay meets strictest retail demands”

QCOSTARICA – This year 18 different species of citrus fruit came into the country from Uruguay among them oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruit and different hybrids for fresh consumption.

From a statement issued by the State Phytosanitary Service in Costa Rica:

The State Phytosanitary Service (SFE), the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería -MAG), conducted a Risk Analysis for Pests (ARP by its initials in Spanish) for opening the market to citrus fruits from Uruguay and will soon finalize the corresponding notifications to allow import of a variety of these fruits into the country.

“In the coming months, after the corresponding notification has been given, commercial activities can start for about 18 different species of citrus fruit, which include oranges, tangerines, lemons, grapefruit and different hybrids for fresh consumption , ” said Hernando Morera, official at the Pest Risk Analysis Unit at the SFE.


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