Montag, 2. März 2009

sicilian Oranges in Taiwan

Negotiations officially started between Sicily Region’s government (Italy) and Taiwanese authorities in order to launch Sicilian oranges’ exports to Taiwan. Sicily Region has already conveyed a proposal of phytosanitary control through its diplomats.

“Our proposal comes further to the meeting we had on February 4th with a Taiwanese official delegation led by the Parliament’s President Wang Jinping. This meeting has been a very good premise to possible exports of Sicilian citrus fruits to this relevant market” claims Giovanni La Via, Regione Sicilia’s councilior for Agriculture.

“In order to implement all necessary procedures to overcome phytosanitary ties, we proposed to employ the same control protocol we have already applied for exports to USA, which is based on the “cold treatment” procedure” contnues La Via.

The cold treatment - largely accredited internationally - ensures total removal of fruit parasites, especially the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata), which is banned from many Countries outside EU.

“We are about to open a new market channel towards Asian Countries, which offers a great potential and significant synergies for Sicilian products’ international perspectives” concluded La Via

if you want to eat the fresh orange come to Sicily