Fresh Plaza Magazine
A dozen importers from the United Arab Emirates have organised a trade mission to Fraga, in the Spanish province of Huesca, to find out about the quality of the different fruit varieties grown in the area and assess the possibility of importing.
According to the Fraga City Council, two of the ten importers have arrived in advance to visit the area’s sixteen fruit packing stations, and the remaining eight will join them next Thursday.
The Arab importers will stay in Fraga for a week, during which over a hundred visits to local producers have been scheduled to “open the door” to the creation of a trade relationship deemed “essential” to boost trade in the most demanding markets of the Middle East.
This mission, organised by the city of Fraga, the Chamber of Commerce of Huesca and the association Aragon Exterior, has been described by the mayor, Santiago Escándil, as a way to cope with the difficulties caused for the region’s producers by the Russian veto last year.