Myanmar avocado exported to Britain: London embassy

Half a tonne of avocado pears have been exported to the UK by air, ac cording to an announcement by the Myanmar embassy in London.

The exported avocados are of three varieties – Amara (local variety), Hass and Buccaneer.

The Myanmar Fruits and Vegetables Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP) was connected to the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar by the embassy to bring forward the export project, which serves as a trial, the announcement said.

The avocado pears were sched uled to be exported in October but transport was delayed due to COVID-19, said MFVP’s international relations officer Daw Sandar Myo.

She said the next phases involve six types of avocados, including those from Chin State and Pyin Oo Lwin.

Preparations are being made to export more to the British market in 2021, the embassy said. Because of the entry into the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan markets have also shown an interest, it added.

Eighty-five percent of Myan mar avocado pears are exported to Thailand. Because of border trade disruptions since 2019, no exports have been made to China.

The price per tonne in the British market is around US$2000, and US$1200 in the Thai market. Prepa rations have been made to ensure the standards in packaging and fruit quality.

Source : Myanmar Times

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