Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to submit a list of three mango farms to China’s General Administration of Customs for a check of their meeting sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS).
This will be the first phase of its kind at mango farms with packaging capability that use hot water treatment in pest eradication. Three farms qualified for submission by passing SPS quality checks made by Cambodian experts
The team inspected four farms but only three farms passed the check. Another one failed and was deemed as needing to address some points in order to be qualified,” said Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Veng Sakhon.
In the next phase, a list of 25 mango farms will be submitted. Sakhon did not mention the specific timeframe for the visit of the Chinese experts.
As reported on khmertimeskh.com, Cambodia exported 957,680 tons of fresh mangoes in 2020. Fresh mango exports are primarily to Vietnam. Cambodia’s fresh mangoes are also exported to Thailand, South Korea and some EU countries. Only 107,680 tons have been exported under SPS verified licenses.
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