As European Union’s (EU) threat to restrict citrus import from South Africa continues to loom, Africa’s largest economy citrus exporter are targeting new destinations for their exports.
According to the country’s Agriculture Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, “We are not replacing the EU market. The citrus industry has been challenged in the EU so we cannot put all our eggs in one basket.”
She added that the ministry has agreed to assist the citrus industry to deepen market access to BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations, especially with India and China.
“The EU and the United States of America remain our traditional markets,” the Minister said.
EU accounts for about 45 percent of South Africa’s citrus exports
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