Mozambique selects set of seven products to export to Europe

11 February 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Feb – Mozambique plans to export to the European Union a set of seven products and is developing a project to that end, the director-general of the country’s Export Promotion Institute (Ipex) has stated.

The second phase of the project, which counts 1.1 million euros of support from the government of the Netherlands, aims to place pineapples, mangos, peanuts, chilli peppers, cashews, green beans and handicrafts in European markets at affordable prices.

In her Wednesday comments in Maputo, Ipex executive Cecília Candrinho said exports to Europe were low and that the project’s idea was to “remove constraints”, adding that 16 notes of understanding with potential exporters had already been signed.

The project will last three years. Up to now work has focused on analyzing internal constraints and European market needs, she said.

Mozambican exports centre mainly on large-scale projects such as aluminium, energy and gas, and “the capacity to export to Europe is minimum,” said Flavia Culuane, also from Ipex. (macauhub)