Exports of fresh mangos to Europe will nearly double next year, but quality remains a concern among suppliers.
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Mong Riththy Group, an agro-industrial business and the country’s mango exporter to the EU, has reached an agreement to export 500 tonnes for 2017-2018, company founder and CEO Mong Riththy said yesterday.
“Next year, they asked us to export more than 500 tonnes and we hope we can do it,” Mr Riththy said, citing concerns over quality, standards and food safety.
“We have a lot of mangos but we need to improve our packaging and ensure quality is maintained after harvesting,” he said.
For 2016-2017, Cambodia exported 250 tonnes to the EU, the company said.
“For mangos, it is important that our products follow their requirements,” Mr Riththy said.
With a new agreement for 2017-2018, a factory for standard packaging of mangos will be built in Kampong Speu province, he said.
Besides increasing mango exports, Cambodia has also been asked to export durian and rambutan to the EU.
Mr Riththy said buyers have conducted quality checks on these fruits.