On February 24, the first maritime shipment of Peruvian blueberries was opened at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou during a great ceremony which was held by the Consulate General of Peru in Guangzhou.
David Gamarra, Consul General of Peru in Guangzhou, Vladimir Kocerha, Economic Counselor of Peruvian Business in Shanghai attended the ceremony.
David Gamarra, Consul General of Peru in Guangzhou(right 3rd) attended the ceremony
The container transported 3,570 boxes of blueberries to Faikee company in Guangzhou, which is one of the main local consignees. The shipment left the port of Callao, Peru on Jan.26th.
During the ceremony held in the Jiangnan wholesale market, a traditional ribbon-cut was made to show the importance of the arrival of the new Peruvian fruit to China. It should be recalled that just a year and a half ago, in September 2015, the first container of Peruvian avocados was opened in Shanghai, a product that has aroused great interest among Chinese consumers.
As it is known, it was in November 2016 during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that the treaty for the export of blueberries to China was signed.
Peruvian blueberries aroused great interesting among Guangzhou locals
A worker opened the first container of blueberries from Peru that are exported to Guangdong, China
Backgrounder: The export of Peruvian blueberries to Asia.
For Peru, the export of blueberries can be dated back to 2007 and it was only in 2013 that blueberries were exported to Hong Kong for the first time with an approximate value of USD 3.7 million.
The blueberry season for this year will begin in July and it is estimated that the total production of blueberries in Peru would be around 32 thousand tons. It is anticipated that China will quickly become a preferred destination for the export fruit from Peru.