South Korea will soon be able to get a bite of Indian mangoes thanks to the South Korean Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency agreeing to allow the importation of the mangoes after specific treatments.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) issued an advisory saying “South Korean Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA) has finally agreed importation of Indian mangoes into South Korea after Vapour Heat Treatment (VHT) in specified temperature condition. The export would be allowed for the produce sourced from the registered farmers under Apeda Horti net system and fresh requirement at the designated facilities. So, interested exporters may book their slots for processing of mangoes for export to South Korea.”
South Korea has imported mangoes worth $48 million in 2016 from Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Pakistan, Australia, Peru, the Philippines and the United States.
Meanwhile, India’s fresh mango exports were at 36,329 tonnes for the year 2015 – 2016.