What requirements should spices or herbs comply with to be allowed on the European market?
The EU market has strict requirements on food safety and quality. In addition, non-legal requirements related to sustainability are becoming more important for suppliers in developing countries.
Sustainable certified tea is becoming more popular; production and consumption are on the rise. In 2012, 12% of globally produced tea was certified, either Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, Fairtrade, or organic, or a combination of these schemes. Main sustainability issues are related to worker health and safety, labour rights, soil erosion, water management, pest management and residue control, deforestation and poverty.
‘Practical market insight on your product’
The European market for fresh Chilli Peppers is steadily growing year after year. With this product factsheet CBI supports developing countries’ (DC) exporters with essential information to enhance their exports of Chilli peppers to the European market.
Buyer requirements can be divided into:
- musts, requirements you must meet in order to enter the market, such as legal requirements,
- common requirements, which are those most of your competitors have already implemented, in other words, the ones you need to comply with in order to keep up with the market, and
- niche market requirements for specific segments.
El poder de compra de los compradores europeos concentrados es alto. El poder del proveedor para los nichos de productos y proveedores que producen Premium podrían ser algo mayores y se espera que aumente en el futuro en línea con la demanda creciente de frutas y vegetales tropicales, exóticos y fuera de temporada.
The purchasing-power of concentrated European buyers is high. Supplier-power for niche products and premium produce suppliers may be somewhat higher and is expected to increase in the future in line with growing demand for tropical, exotic and off-season fruit and vegetables.
Su ruta comercial a través del mercado europeo
Your trade route through the European market