The head of the Michigan Apple Committee says exporting into Mexico will provide growers additional markets for 2022’s record crop.
Diane Smith tells Brownfield exports have slowed since the pandemic, but additional phytosanitary certificates are creating new opportunities.
“That’s a market we used to have a good footprint in and had walked away due to the phytosanitary requirements,” she says. “This week our inspector is here from Mexico to certify all the rooms that were approved so we’re pretty excited about that.”
Phytosanitary certificates certify products have been officially inspected and meet regulations of the importing country.