News from the IPC "International" category

Japan lifts Idaho potato ban

Sep 14, 2017
Japan lifts Idaho potato ban

Original Source: Tom Karst, thepacker.com

Japan is lifting it 11-year old ban on Idaho fresh chipping potatoes.

Access was revoked in 2006 soon after the Japanese market opened for the first time for U.S. potatoes when the pale potato cyst nematode was found in Idaho.

Japantoday.com reported Sept. 13 that the government of Japan opened the doors for fresh imports from Idaho for the first time since 2006, with Japanese officials citing reduced pest risks associated with the pale potato cyst nematode.

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Myanmar Grants U.S. Potato Market Access

Sep 14, 2017
Myanmar Grants U.S. Potato Market Access

Original Source: potatogrower.com

In an announcement on its website, the Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture formally approved U.S. seed and fresh potatoes for importation as of Aug. 21, 2017. U.S. potatoes are the first U.S.-origin horticulture product to be approved under Myanmar’s pest risk assessment (PRA) requirement, which came into effect on Jan. 1. Potatoes USA experts prepared the potato pest documentation for USDA submission to Myanmar to accelerate the process.

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Potatoes Around The World #6

Jun 28, 2017
Potatoes Around The World #6

IPC Helps Spur Higher 2016 Demand for U.S.-Grown Potatoes
Export Tip: Protecting Yourself from Non-Payment

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #5

Jun 6, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #5

Special Report: IPC Mexico Border Trade Mission Opens up New Sales Opportunities
NAFTA Renegotiation Could Grow Potato Export Market
Northern Mexico and the Border Region Markets
Export Tip: Making Sense of Export Compliance Regulations

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #4

Mar 13, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #4

Mexico City Walmart Stores Successfully Demo Idaho Dehy
IPC Steps Up El Salvador Market Support
Latin America Chef Trains with Idaho Dehy Expert
Export Tip: Tax Incentives and Credit Insurance Webinar

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #3

Jan 11, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #3

Potato Export Seminar

REGISTER TODAY for the Potato Export Seminar on January 19th in Pocatello.
Follow the above hyperlink to register. Please include the name, company and area of responsibility for each participant.

Growers, Shippers and Processors welcome!

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #2

Jan 4, 2017
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #2

Newest Idaho® Potato Markets: Philippines, Taiwan
Hong Kong Digs Into Fresh, Dehydrated Idaho® Spuds
Export Tip: Potato Export Workshop

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Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #1

Dec 15, 2016
Idaho® Potatoes Around The World #1

Mexico Club Store Launches Frozen Idaho® Fries
Spud Trucks Hit the Streets In International Markets
Major China Online Store Adds Dehydrated Idaho® Potato Products
Export Tip: Potato Export Workshop

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New International Marketing Director to Boost Idaho® Potatoes' Global Growth

Aug 13, 2013
New International Marketing Director to Boost Idaho® Potatoes' Global Growth

As the $186 million-plus fresh potato export market continues to grow an average of 9 percent annually, the Idaho Potato Commission has stepped up its global marketing efforts with the addition of Traci Hiebert as the new IPC international marketing director.
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Idaho Potato Commission Adds New International Offices for Latin America, South Korea

May 14, 2012
Idaho Potato Commission Adds New International Offices for Latin America, South Korea

The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) continues to expand its global reach, with a new international office serving Latin America launched in March 2012 and plans for a South Korea office to open this fall. The new offices join the IPC’s existing roster of international offices for Mexico, Asia, and Southeast Asia, which have helped propel the premium Idaho® potato brand around the world.
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