Peru gets green light to export grapes to Japan

Tue 25/04/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

Japan has authorised imports of Peruvian grapes, a move that Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism said will allow exports of 26 grape varieties, with a potential value of US$17m. In 2022, Peru exported US$1.362bn of table grapes around the world, up 8.9% from the previous year.

Several business meetings have already taken place between Japanese importers and Peruvian exporters. Peruvian grapes will enjoy duty-free access to the Japanese market under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

In the 2022/23 season, Peru is likely to become the world’s biggest exporter of table grapes, with shipments expected to total 73m (8.2kg) cartons or 598,000 tons, up 13% from 2021/22. 


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