SPB Terminal loads first 24 tons of Hass Avocado from Colombia to China
With the export of 24 tons of hass avocado, which were loaded from the facilities of SPB Terminal (Sociedad Portuaria Buenaventura), Colombia carried out for the first time in history a trade of this fruit to Shanghai (China).
This export was made after several years of negotiating the admissibility protocol for the Colombian hass avocado, in turn complying with the respective sanitary and phytosanitary protocol required by the Republic of China.
Exports are carried out by the company Cartama, located in the department of Risaralda, which has more than 15 years of experience in the production and commercial development of the Hass avocado crop in Colombia, participating with about 20% of the country’s total exports. .
For its part, the strategic location of the Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura SPB will allow this traditional Colombian product to arrive in perfect condition and in less time traveling to the Asian market.
“Our location, the certifications that support the quality of our operation and the technology that accompanies it have allowed us to be part of these historical moments for the country,” said Juan Pablo Cepeda, general manager of the SPB Terminal.
He added that “last year we paved the way with the United States and Japan; today we have this achievement in China and we still have hundreds of countries to explore and open new foreign trade relations.”
Colombia continues to position itself as a benchmark in opening new markets thanks to the international relations that are part of these exports.
It is important to highlight that this fact occurs in the context of a difficult world situation, which is COVID-19. However, for this type of exports, the SPB, hand in hand with the ICA (Colombian Agricultural Institute), advances in a strict biosecurity control for loads of non-perishable products, which guarantee the hygiene and quality of the product.
It is highlighted that these avocado exports already reach 26,000 tons and a growth of 36% so far this year. This product is expected to arrive in China in 22 days.