Peru plans grape shipments to Australia

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Peru plans grape shipments to Australia

Peru's Grape Producers Association (PROVID) has announced plans to access the Australian market, despite a potential four-year time frame and the market's recent backlash against Chilean shipments, website reported.

PROVID president Alejandro Fuente said the association was working with Peru's National Agriculture Sanitary Service (SENASA), while both countries were exchanging relevant information.

"It will depend a lot on who our next president is and the importance they give to free trade agreements and the opening of markets. If it is (Ollanta) Humala, this would hit the brakes," Fuente was quoted as saying.

"These processes can take three or four years - you have to have patience."

The story reported the Peruvian grapes would enter between November and January to avoid competition with domestic supply.

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