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Accession Number PB2013-102177
Title Specialty Crop Access to U.S. Markets: A Case Study of Indian Mangoes. Report Summary.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 2p
Personal Author E. Petersen M. Landes P. Ferrier
Abstract Certain specialty crops produced in other countries have gained better access to U.S. markets since 2007, when USDAs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service changed its regulatory protocols for phytosanitary (plant health) concerns. One treatment option allowed under the 2007 protocols is irradiation. Using the example of U.S. imports of Indian mangoes, we examine the role of irradiation in mitigating pest risks from imported fresh produce, the costs associated with treating, shipping, and marketing fresh produce imports in the U.S. market, and the resulting increased availability and lower costs of Indian mangoes for U.S. consumers.
Keywords Consumers
Food irradiation
Foreign markets
Indian mango market
Specialty crops

Source Agency Economic Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
98B - Agricultural Economics
96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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