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The first five containers with Moldovan apples of excellent quality arrived in India

Two containers with Moldovan apples have already arrived in India and have been unloaded at the ports of Mumbai and Chennai. The samples taken showed that the quality is very good – apples endured the 40-day journey of more than 7 000 km without damage. The remaining containers will arrive at destination ports by January 20, EastFruit informs.

The cargo was exported by the SC Farm-Prod SRL and CI Frech Time agricultural enterprises widely known in Moldova. In total, 100 tonnes of Gala and Red Chief apples were shipped. The buyer is a major Indian trader, with whom Moldovan fruit-growing companies and associations established their first contacts at the Fruit Attraction exhibition in Madrid in 2021.

The delivery is part of a trial export lot (5-10 containers) previously agreed upon at the intergovernmental level. Based on the assessment of this export batch by the Indian Phytosanitary Inspectorate, the country’s authorities will decide on the possibility of importing apples from Moldova under the preferential control regime.

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Part of the costs associated with the trial delivery was reimbursed to exporters by the ACED/USAID project. In addition, a USAID-funded project previously devised a guide “Good Practices for Exporting Fresh Fruit in Refrigerated Containers” to assist Moldovan exporters.


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