Togo gets approval to export its honey to the EU

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 15:02
Togo gets approval to export its honey to the EU

(Togo First) - Togolese beekeepers and honey sellers are now allowed to export their produce to the European Union (EU), a market of 450 million consumers. This was recently disclosed by Joaquin Tasso Vilallonga, head of the EU delegation in Togo. 

“We hope that this approval will facilitate the development of the honey sector and exports from Togo to the EU,” Vilallonga said.

According to the diplomat, the good news is the result of a long process started in 2019, on the sidelines of the first EU-Togo economic forum held in Lomé. Indeed, just after that forum, the EU delegation had financed the elaboration of a National Plan to Monitor Residues in the Honey sector (PNSR). The latter aimed at certifying the quality of Togolese honey for export to the EU. 

According to recent figures, in 2019, Togo produced 59,833 L of honey, up by 58.6% from 37,727 L in 2018.

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