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Secrets to success in the US citrus market

A more open attitude towards citrus black spot is emerging in the US, and this market should soon open up to SA producers countrywide. Piet Smit, a director of the Western Cape Citrus Producers' Forum, spoke to Glenneis Kriel about the need for a coordinated marketing strategy...

Secrets to success in the US citrus market
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Why is the US market opening up to South Africa?

The Americans are starting to see citrus black spot as less of a threat. They seem to agree with South African scientists' findings that citrus black spot won't spread through exports. Final export standards and conditions still need to be clarified and agreed upon, however, before fruit can be exported to this market.

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