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Jalisco Negotiating Avocado Exports

Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – With the arrival of Joe Biden to the U.S. presidency and the appointment of new members of his administration, authorities and agricultural producers of Jalisco will resume the negotiations for the export of avocado to the United States.

The president of the Council for Agricultural Agroindustrial Development of Jalisco (CDAAJ), César Iván Silva, said that the state has the capacity to take advantage of the potential market for this fruit.

“The United States consumes around 1.3 million tons of avocado, 964,000 are exported from Michoacán. Jalisco expects to export around 310,000 tons of avocado,” stressed the president of the CDAAJ.

The sector leader stressed that the entity currently produces about 300,000 tons of the green fruit that has the required certifications to export to the U.S., and there are new plantations that will increase the production capacity in the entity.

In 2016, Jalisco authorities announced that they had the approval of the U.S. government to begin exporting avocado, and even gave the starting signal to two trucks loaded with avocado produced in Zapotlán El Grande, in the southern region of the state.

However, the 120 tons of avocados from Jalisco were not allowed to cross the border with the United States because of changes in the regulations.

Avocados from Jalisco are in great demand around the world. In 2019, avocado exports from the Mexican state increased almost 30%, even as producers in the state remained locked out of the lucrative United States market.

Source: El Economista

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