Fruit SA Market Development
BY DR MONO MASHABA, MARKET DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Asia continues to hold growing potential for fruit exports into that region, therefore it’s a key focus for SA when it comes to market access.
The latest industry milestone is definitely one of market access for our citrus sector. The Philippine government has granted access for our citrus fruit!
The Philippine market could potentially absorb 10 000 tons each of SA’s soft citrus and oranges. Fruit SA (FSA) continues to further strengthen relations with the Philippines, for the inclusion of table grapes and pome fruits in the coming two years.
The industry is also heartened by the pace of progress within the Chinese market.