Ecuador begins exporting mangoes to China

After thirteen years of negotiations between the Ecuadorian Agro Quality Assurance Agency (AgroCalidad), the General Quality Supervision Administration of Ecuador, and the Quarantine of the People's Republic of China, Ecuador sent its first 20,000-box shipment of fresh mangoes to China on 12 October 2016 (El Universo). Wilson Wong, AgroCalidad district director in Guayas province, explained that if the deal goes well, Ecuador coud begin sending two air shipments of mangoes per week to China. Wong added that negotiations over mango exports have started with Japan and South Korea, as two other Ecuadorian mango firms look to expand their business into Asia (El Telégrafo).