Wadi El Zaytoon was already exporting olives to the Brazilian market and in January the first containers of oranges, lemons and tangerines were landed. The expectation is to export 100 containers by June.
Bruna Garcia Fonseca
Egyptian company Wadi El Zaytoon was one of the first in the Arab country to export citrus to Brazil. The first two containers of oranges, lemons and tangerines were shipped in late December and arrived in the Port of Santos in January. Another three containers arrived this Sunday (21st) and five more containers should arrive by March 15th, according to the company's commercial manager, Somaya Elarab, in an interview with ANBA. The company's CEO, Ahmed Mohamed Abdelkader, followed the interview made by the Zoom platform.
In the photo above, Elarab and Abdelkasser with a Brazilian importer.
Elarab said that Wadi El Zaytoon expects to export 100 containers of fruit by the end of the season in June. The company is a producer and exporter of olives, oranges, lemons, tangerines, dates, onions, garlic, grapes, among other products. They have been exporting olives to Brazil since 2017, and continue shipping around six containers per month.
The company recently joined the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce. “We want to visit Brazil this semester, in May or June, and we have the idea of opening an office in Brazil, perhaps in São Paulo, we are studying, because we want to increase our exports to Brazil and introduce new products, such as onions and garlic. ”Said Elarab. She said that there are importers in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.
The largest markets for Egyptian orange in Wadi El Zaytoon today are Bangladesh and India. Elarab expects Brazil to be one of the largest markets for oranges, but said that the country accepts only large oranges, and this can be a deterrent. "We harvest the oranges and they have three different sizes, we separate them between small, medium and large and we have no way to control the sizes", he explained. The types of oranges that Brazil is importing are Navel, Lane Late Navel and Valencia.
Wadi El Zaytoon is located in Sadat City, in the province of Monufia, about 95 kilometers northwest of Cairo, in the Northeast region of the Arab country. The company was established in 2004. Last year, a group of Brazilian importers visited the orange plantation.
For more information and contact, visit the company's website.
Source: Brazil-Arab News Agency