CAP-HAITIEN — Haitians mangos will likely no longer be available in the United States next year because a preclearance program for importing mangoes from Haiti is being closed due to the “worsening challenges,” an American official said.
It’s become “impossible” for inspectors to safely work in Haiti, said Jorge Abad, the United States Department of Agriculture’s area director for Central America and the Caribbean, in a letter to Ralph Perry, president of the National Association of Exporters of Mangoes (ANEM).
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