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Argentina is Fruit Logistica 2014 partner country

Argentina is Fruit Logistica 2014 partner country

Argentina has announced its biggest appearance yet as the Fruit Logistica 2014 partner country. The country’s strong presence in Berlin is aimed at building new contacts in international consumer markets, strengthening existing relationships and further increasing exports. Argentina will be exhibiting at the world’s leading trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable business taking place from 5 to 7 February at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (ExpoCenter City).

Dr. Christian Göke, Messe Berlin Chief Operating Officer: “As a major fruit and vegetable producer, Argentina exports a wide variety of products to more than 60 countries. Over the past few years, the nation’s export earnings increased by 20 per cent to $ 2.2 billion. These figures underline Argentina’s growing importance as a producer and exporter in the global fresh produce sector.”

Argentina has exhibited at Fruit Logistica every year since 2000. The Argentine Pavilion is organized by the Fundación ExportAR.

For more information please visit:  www.fruitlogistica.com

Publication date: 6/25/2013


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Argentina: All Lemon finished the 2014 campaign with a 45% decrease in exports

Argentina: All Lemon finished the 2014 campaign with a 45% decrease in exports

ALL LEMON ended the 2014 season with a lower export volume and with optimal quality fruit as a result of the intensive controls it carried out. 

ALL LEMON, the Argentinean lemons for export seal of quality, is in its final weeks of the campaign, which was characterized by having a lower fruit volume than the 2013 season but a better quality. Hence it was well received by customers around the world. 

“Exports in 2014 will have dropped by more than 45% when compared to 2013, mainly because of the heavy frost in 2013′s winter in the plantations of Tucumán, and the severe drought between spring and midsummer. Altogether, exports will amount to approximately 145,000 tons of fruit. This drop in volume made it hard for us to meet the requested volumes, but we believe that next season will be better and everyone will be able to enjoy our lemons,” said Martina Corneille, from ALL LEMON.


This year ALL LEMON performed daily quality controls of the fruit in almost 18 packaging lines used by its 16 member companies during the 2014 campaign. More than 50,000 units of lemon (peak production weeks) were verified in a personalized way every week. “We are proud and calm because the fruit quality was very good and it was consistent throughout this campaign,” said Corneille. 

ALL LEMON performs controls for the Argenti Lemon, Cauquén, Cecilia Martínez Zuccardi, Citromax, Citrusvil, Expofrut Argentina-Univeg, FGF Trapani, Frutucuman, Juan Sigstad SRL, La Moraleja SA, La Patria SRL, Latin Lemon, Ledesma, Moño Azul, Pablo Padilla and San Miguel companies. 

New Initiative 

ALL LEMON is developing one of its most ambitious plans: promoting and encouraging a greater consumption of lemon worldwide via a campaign that, for the first time, will be directed to the end consumer. 

“We want to tell consumers about the lemon’s ample health benefits and great nutritional value so that they know about everything they can do with the lemons and incorporate them into their daily lives throughout the year. We want to help improve people’s quality of life by bringing them closer to a product that has no waste or contraindications, “Corneille said. 

The campaign will be implemented once the 2014 season comes to an end via various interactive initiatives on the web and social networks. Then, it will be held throughout the year.

About ALL LEMON – Tested & Certified for Export 

ALL LEMON Tested & Certified for Export is the Argentine seal of quality for lemons exports created in 2010 as an initiative of the leading producers, packers and exporters of lemon in the country, especially in Tucumán, which is the world’s leading producer of lemons. 

All member companies that are audited also have international quality certifications, including GlobalGAP. 

As an organization, ALL LEMON is open to incorporating as many Argentine exporters to their control systems. 

Among its promotional actions for 2014, ALL LEMON will participate with its own stand in two large fairs in September: Asia Fruit Logistica (in Hong Kong) and World Food Moscow (in Moscow). The organization will also be present through its member companies at the PMA Fresh Summit (in Anaheim, USA) and Fruit Attraction (in Madrid, Spain). 

For more information about ALL LEMON:
Martina Delacroix
www.all-lemon.com
[email protected]
 

Publication date: 8/21/2014


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Argentina: All Lemon finished the 2014 campaign with a 45% decrease in exports

Argentina: All Lemon finished the 2014 campaign with a 45% decrease in exports

ALL LEMON ended the 2014 season with a lower export volume and with optimal quality fruit as a result of the intensive controls it carried out. 

ALL LEMON, the Argentinean lemons for export seal of quality, is in its final weeks of the campaign, which was characterized by having a lower fruit volume than the 2013 season but a better quality. Hence it was well received by customers around the world. 

“Exports in 2014 will have dropped by more than 45% when compared to 2013, mainly because of the heavy frost in 2013′s winter in the plantations of Tucumán, and the severe drought between spring and midsummer. Altogether, exports will amount to approximately 145,000 tons of fruit. This drop in volume made it hard for us to meet the requested volumes, but we believe that next season will be better and everyone will be able to enjoy our lemons,” said Martina Corneille, from ALL LEMON.


This year ALL LEMON performed daily quality controls of the fruit in almost 18 packaging lines used by its 16 member companies during the 2014 campaign. More than 50,000 units of lemon (peak production weeks) were verified in a personalized way every week. “We are proud and calm because the fruit quality was very good and it was consistent throughout this campaign,” said Corneille. 

ALL LEMON performs controls for the Argenti Lemon, Cauquén, Cecilia Martínez Zuccardi, Citromax, Citrusvil, Expofrut Argentina-Univeg, FGF Trapani, Frutucuman, Juan Sigstad SRL, La Moraleja SA, La Patria SRL, Latin Lemon, Ledesma, Moño Azul, Pablo Padilla and San Miguel companies. 

New Initiative 

ALL LEMON is developing one of its most ambitious plans: promoting and encouraging a greater consumption of lemon worldwide via a campaign that, for the first time, will be directed to the end consumer. 

“We want to tell consumers about the lemon’s ample health benefits and great nutritional value so that they know about everything they can do with the lemons and incorporate them into their daily lives throughout the year. We want to help improve people’s quality of life by bringing them closer to a product that has no waste or contraindications, “Corneille said. 

The campaign will be implemented once the 2014 season comes to an end via various interactive initiatives on the web and social networks. Then, it will be held throughout the year.

About ALL LEMON – Tested & Certified for Export 

ALL LEMON Tested & Certified for Export is the Argentine seal of quality for lemons exports created in 2010 as an initiative of the leading producers, packers and exporters of lemon in the country, especially in Tucumán, which is the world’s leading producer of lemons. 

All member companies that are audited also have international quality certifications, including GlobalGAP. 

As an organization, ALL LEMON is open to incorporating as many Argentine exporters to their control systems. 

Among its promotional actions for 2014, ALL LEMON will participate with its own stand in two large fairs in September: Asia Fruit Logistica (in Hong Kong) and World Food Moscow (in Moscow). The organization will also be present through its member companies at the PMA Fresh Summit (in Anaheim, USA) and Fruit Attraction (in Madrid, Spain). 

For more information about ALL LEMON:
Martina Delacroix
www.all-lemon.com
[email protected]
 

Publication date: 8/21/2014


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“Argentina needs to export citrus to Brazil and the U.S.”

Tangerine exports fall 18% and orange exports fall 100%
“Argentina needs to export citrus to Brazil and the U.S.”

According to data provided by the Chamber of Exporters of Citrus NEA, tangerine exports fell by 18% and orange exports by 100%. “We’ll keep moving forward despite difficulties,” said the head of the Chamber, Mariano Caprarulo. The sector is in search of international credits. 

Dr. Mariano Caprarulo, executive director of the Chamber of Exporters of Citrus of Northeast Argentina (CECNEA), said the industry is facing an 18 percent drop in exports of tangerines and a 100 percent drop in exports of oranges when compared with the past year, which also wasn’t good, because there had been a huge frost and there was little fruit. “This year we have a little more fruit,” he said. 

The CECNEA considers that the opening of more competitive markets “in terms of cost – benefit – price, a policy to encourage formal activity and the access to strong international credits,” are some of the relevant actions that need to be taken so that the citrus export sector can overcome the crisis it has faced for several years now. 

Caprarulo explained in an interview that that the devaluation in early 2014 didn’t bring significant benefits to the sector: “When the devaluation arrived, we had finished the activity and when restarted it, between May and June, the devaluation had been absorbed by the increase in costs. Additionally, we had to meet our economical obligations so the producers and citrus exporters in general had to make a strong effort to reach a 30% increase,” he said. 

Brazil and the United States are closed to Argentinean citrus

“It’s very strange that we can’t enter Brazil as we are partners of Mercosur. We export citrus to Europe with the same protocol and can’t do it regionally. The Brazilian State opposes our citrus and do not know why,” lamented Mariano Caprarulo. 

The head of the CECNEA stated that “Uruguay, a country that has the same phytosanitary status that we do, is exporting a lot of citrus to Brazil and we should also be doing that.” 

Caprarulo assured that selling citrus to Brazil “would improve our annual income, not only because they have a good price and demand, but because we would send smaller shipments, by land, and there would be a smaller risk.” 

The head of CECNEA said he expected the ongoing negotiations to open the Brazilian market. “The President of SENASA, engineer Diana Maria Guillen, told me the minister Casamiquela had a bilateral meeting to try to open Brazil.” 

Furthermore, Argentina hasn’t been able to export citrus into the United States. “The province has been very supportive. We’ve gone to the U.S. and tried to open the market, but that will still take time because we they have currently finished the technical part for limes and SENASA has asked the U.S. to be open for sweet citrus,” said Caprarulo. 

Caprarulo considered it was crucial that “the national government and the provinces of the NEA exert pressure to gain entry into the United States, because they have a price that exceeds all expectations and would make the activity profitable again. We should get in, given that Uruguay also entered it and they are exporting the same varieties we have and have the same status as us. “

Source: Elentrerios.com

Publication date: 7/1/2014


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