DFA Says The Philippines to Begin Shipping Fresh Mangoes to Australia
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that the Philippines will begin shipping fresh mangoes to Australia.
According to the statement, the arrangements are being made with the assistance of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center in Sydney (PTIC Sydney) and the Department of Agriculture with FastboxPH, an e-Commerce and logistics provider based in Sydney, and 1Export, a one-stop platform for cross-border trade and fulfillment services.
Mango export protocols and the Specific Commodity Understanding (SCU) have been in place since 2016. Based on the report, the SCU is a contract that allows fresh mango fruit from the Philippines to be imported into Australia.
According to the Bureau of Plant Industry-National Plant Quarantine Services Division, this is in accordance with Australia’s Biosecurity Act 2015, which has been changed and updated throughout the year to include options for export for Filipino mango farmers.
According to the DFA, Australians have been enjoying dried mangoes for years, and they have become a favourite healthy snack in Australia. Australia encourages the Philippines to promote agricultural trade, notably mango exports.
The Australian Embassy in the Philippines claimed in 2018 that the Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) contributed AUSD1.1 million in funding for a four-year project that passed on farming technologies to Davao farmers that enhanced the quality and size of mangoes.
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