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Mauritius: Imports of Indian mangoes on the local market under study

Mauritius: Imports of Indian mangoes on the local market under study
The Mauritian Ministry of agro-industry study on the possible import of Indian mangoes in the country, to meet the increasing demand on the local market which the Alphonso variety that is the most exported by India, world's largest producer.
Mauritian consumers could thus take advantage of these Indian mangoes between the months of May and August, and taste these fruits out of season in Mauritius.
As a reminder, since 1 may, the European commission has taken a measure prohibiting export for mangoes from the great peninsula and could go until 2015.
The presence of fruit flies in more than two hundred cargo last year had forced the European Union to act as a precautionary measure.
On their side, the United States which had also prohibited the export of Indian mangoes in their country in 1989 shall authorise the importation of these mangoes, but with strict measures for the arrival of these fruits on American soil since 2007.
The Mauritian authorities have thus study the strict protocols established by the United States to allow the importation of Indian mangoes, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.

Fabrice François

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