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Banana producers and exporters from Ecuador and five other countries ask to discuss the increase in costs in the fruit value chain

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 > 13:42:20

Ecuador TImes

That the increase in costs in the value chain of bananas such as fertilizers, cardboard and plastic be discussed, as well as the increase in maritime freight is what producers and exporters of Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and the Dominican Republic ask to discuss. Costa Rica, which represent 60% of global banana production.

Through a statement, signed by the Banana Cluster of Ecuador, it is mentioned that in the banana industry input costs have risen between 30% and 45%. For example, in fertilizers from 35% to 45%, cardboard at 30% and plastic at 45%.

He points out that another factor is the application of the standards imposed by a certified market, the adoption of biosafety measures to prevent R4T FOC and the implementation of security measures to avoid contamination of containers with illegal substances.

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