Mexican Avocado Growers Turn To Australia And New Zealand

Mexican avocado growers are targeting the markets of Australia and New Zealand with the Trans-Pacific Broad and Progressive Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), also known as TPP-11.

The two countries are important producers of green fruit in that region, but are tied to having a very marked seasonal crop and, therefore, are complementary markets, said the strategic adviser of the Association of Producers and Packers Exporters of Avocado in Mexico (APEAM). ), Ramón Paz Vega.

Given this situation, and coupled with the growing demand in both nations, Mexico could take advantage of this opportunity and export the so-called “green gold” when they lack local production, he said in an interview with Notimex.

Although these are two difficult markets to enter due to the strict phytosanitary measures that must be met, Mexico has already started some negotiations in order to reach those consumers, he said.

For now it will continue with the shipment of avocados to Japan, where 95% of the imports of the green fruit are from Mexico, since it has free access to tariffs and any other barrier, he said.

Singapore is also an attractive market for Mexican avocados and there it is expected to send at least 4,000 tons at the end of the harvest season, which is June 30, he said.

Paz Vega said that this year will reach a production of just over two million tons, a figure that would be 10% higher than the previous year, and of which 835,000 tons will be sent to the United States, the main export market for the product Mexican.

his established the largest free trade area in the world and with modern disciplines that meet the challenges of 21st century economies.

According to the Ministry of Economy (SE), Mexico will obtain significant and immediate access to 90% of the block’s market, which will allow it to diversify its economy by opening preferential access to six new markets -Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam- and will deepen access to the Japanese agricultural market.