Greek saffron and kiwifruit get green light for export to Chinese market

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Greek saffron and kiwifruit get green light for export to Chinese marketGreek Ministry of Agricultural announced signing two deals with the General Customs Directorate of China

Greek Minister of Agricultural Development and Food Makis Voridis on Monday announced the signing of two deals with the General Customs Directorate of China, which will see the export of two of Greece’s most emblematic products, saffron, and kiwifruit, to the Chinese market.

The President of the Kozani Cooperative of Saffron, Nikos Patsouras, welcomed the deal and mentioned how this justifies all the recent efforts to crack the Chinese market.

“We are starting the export of saffron to China as of tomorrow, quite literally, even though we were ready for this three years ago; we have all the necessary equipment and technical infrastructure,” and added that “we can’t, obviously, provide saffron for the entire Chinese market, but we can claim a small portion of it.”

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