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Italian kiwi to land in South Korea

Italian kiwi to land in South Korea, Credit: Marco Verch (flickr)
Credit: Marco Verch (flickr, https://www.flickr.com/)

 

 

As of November 21st, Italian kiwi gained access to the lucrative South Korean market, with shipments expected for the 2019/2020 campaign. CSO Italy reports that this result is the fruit of lengthy work culminating in inspections carried out from 4 to 8 November by the South Korean authorities in four orchards and establishments across Italy. These on-site surveys are an annual requirement as part of the agreement between the two countries. 

CSO Italy’s international relations manager, Simona Rubbi, said, “I recommend that all operators always pay the utmost attention when exporting to distant and difficult markets and maintain a great sense of collective responsibility.”

There is also good news from Colombia for Italian kiwi farmers, who can resume shipments to the Latin American country after a hiatus of three years, due to the discovery of harmful organisms.

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“Freshness from Europe” in China

Project Freshness from Europe is co-financed by major companies in the sector such as Cicco/Mazzoni, Apo Conerpo, Apofruit, Alegra, Assomela, King Fruit Ceradini, Naturitalia, Made in Blu, Origine Group, Oranfrizer and Conserve Italia, which together represent an aggregate of 60% of Italian fruits and vegetables.

Project Freshness from Europe, co-financed by major companies in the sector such as Cicco/Mazzoni, Apo Conerpo, Apofruit, Alegra, Assomela, King Fruit Ceradini, Naturitalia, Made in Blu, Origine Group, Oranfrizer and Conserve Italia, which together represent an aggregate of 60% of Italian fruits and vegetables, was presented at the FP Forum China, which took place in Chengdu from 31 May until 2 June.

Financed by the European Union, the Italian government and CSO for a total of €5.2 million over three years (2016-2018), the project aims to promote awareness of Italian products, harvesting methods that comply with rigorous European regulations, the outstanding land where these products are traditionally grown and the innate quality of an offering that, in China’s case, includes kiwis, blood orange juice and processed plant products.