Brazil, with strong potential, is opening up to Made in Morocco exports of Moroccan citrus fruits. Requirements

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The Minister of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests Mr. Mohammed Sadiki accompanied by the Ambassador of Brazil Mr. Alexandre Parola, chaired the official signing ceremony of an action plan between the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA) of Brazil for the opening of the Brazilian market to exports of Moroccan citrus fruits.

This action plan aims to define the conditions and phytosanitary requirements for exporting Moroccan citrus fruits to Brazil. It aims to mitigate phytosanitary risks and apply phytosanitary requirements to ensure successful trade.

Technical negotiations were initiated between the National Office for Food Safety (ONSSA) and the phytosanitary services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (MAPA), resulting in the finalization of the process of opening of the Brazilian market to exports of Moroccan citrus fruits.

Brazil is a large market with great potential. Moroccan citrus exports, carried out against the season of Brazilian production, constitute a real opportunity to increase Moroccan citrus exports to Latin American countries.

It should be noted that Morocco exports more than 600,000 tonnes of citrus fruits to several destinations around the world, including 23% to the American continent.

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