Guatemala’s”free press” reported on July 17 that according to Maga and minex, Guatemalan blueberries have passed the plant quarantine procedures of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and obtained access to the Canadian market.
Roberto Casta? EDA, President of planesa, a Guatemalan agricultural products export company, said that Guatemala applied to Canada for blueberry export several years ago and was finally approved recently. Since then, Guatemalan blueberries will have the opportunity to appear in supermarkets, restaurants and hotels in Canada.
According to castelneda, the blueberries produced by planesa are mainly aimed at the domestic market of Guatemala and the Central American market. In order to meet the needs of the Canadian market, planesa will expand the blueberry production area, conduct market research, and conduct new investment and production for the Canadian market. It is expected that this process will be completed in the next year and a half to two years.
Castelneda said planesa has blueberry production operations in Guatemala and Mexico. In recent years, the company has been committed to the research and development of new varieties and hydroponic technology, and plans to apply this cutting-edge technology to the actual production of blueberries.
Castelneda stressed that in view of the rising fuel prices and the high cost of air and sea transportation, the blueberry export to Canada will give priority to land transportation.