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JAMAICA : Submission to be made to the US for mango export

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 | 6:00 PM

Agriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister, Derrick Kellier (left)with Commissioner, Jamaica Customs Agency, Major (Ret’d) Richard Reese, during the Ministry’s Plant Quarantine Division’s exporters’ forum, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, on Tuesday (June 2). (Photo: Mark Bell)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The Ministry of Agriculture has developed an action plan for submission to the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) for consideration and approval for Jamaican mangoes to be exported to the USA.

This comes as the ministry seeks to maximise the opportunities being provided under the USDA’s pre-clearance facility, which currently provides Jamaica with pre-clearance to export some 52 fruits and crops to the United States.

These include breadfruit, calalloo, pineapple, strawberries, and guineps, which were shortlisted prior to 2014, when the facility was extended to incorporate man…