18 June 2007
BRUSSELS – Chinese inspectors will be visiting Limburg in August and September to see how growers harvest the Conference pear. Het Belang van Limburg and Gazet van Antwerpen reported this on Monday.
The Chinese government has officially applied for the working visit with the Belgian Fruit Auction (BFV). The auction will be exporting large quantities of Haspengouw pears to China. “This is an important breakthrough in the dossier,” says Marc Evrard, BFV representative for Asia in Beijing.
The BFV does not yet want to say how long it will take after the inspection before the pears are in Chinese supermarkets. “The inspectors will draw up a report after their visit and a decision will follow.”
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news