First container of bell pepper exported to the United States

Colombia exported the first container with peppers (capsicum) to the United States after 18 months of obtaining approval from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to enter that market.

The product, grown in El Dovio, Cauca’s Valley by Pimentonera Santa María, and shipped by the company Clasifruit in the municipality of La Unión in the same department, it left the Port of Santa Marta bound for the Port Terminal of Miami, where it is expected to arrive between September 26 and 27. .

This first export takes place after both the producer and the exporter, hand in hand with the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), meet phytosanitary requirements established by the US Health Authority.

“I celebrate this first export that points to the achievement of several of these objectives,” said the minister of commerceGerman Umana.

Source: El heraldo