As a member of the European Union, the Government of Portugal applies EU regulations and legislation, where available, regarding the importation of food, feed, feed ingredients and beverages. Food laws of individual member states have mostly been fully harmonized into EU law. However, it is important to note that when EU-wide legislation is incomplete or absent, Portuguese laws apply and imported product must meet existing Portuguese requirements.
In 2010, Portugal’s agriculture, fish and forest product imports from the United States were valued at $264 million, up 53 percent from the previous year, but still far from the $375 million achieved in 2008. Fish and seafood, tree nuts and other consumer-oriented products continue to offer the best U.S. export opportunities in Portugal. This report provides guidance to U.S.
This report is an update of the EU-27 Annual Citrus Report published in December 2009, covering the situation for fresh oranges, tangerines/mandarins, lemons/limes, grapefruit and orange juice.
EU-27 citrus orchards include orange, lemon, mandarin and grapefruit groves. Production is mainly located in the Mediterranean regions of Spain, Italy and Greece, with lesser production in France, Cyprus, Malta and Portugal. For MY 2009/10, citrus production is expected to remain relatively flat compared to previous seasons. The overall decline in Spanish citrus production was offset by production increases in Italy, Greece and Portugal.