APHIS, at the Service of Costa Rican Agricultural Exporters

U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day and APHIS representatives visited Del Monte’s pineapple and banana plantations .Pineapple fields in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas

What does a company like Del Monte -based in Costa Rica- need to do to sell its pineapples, bananas and other agricultural products to the United States?

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works jointly with companies in Costa Rica to ensure that their agricultural exports destined for the United States comply with U.S. requirements.

Ambassador Day makes a sign of gratitude to Mr. Joaquin Vargas
Ambassador Day Thanks Joaquin Vargas for his explanation of his work at the BANDECO facilities in El Carmen de Siquirres.

U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day and APHIS representatives visited Del Monte’s pineapple and banana plantations in Costa Rica to learn about their operations, their exporting process, the protection of the environment and their ongoing research to develop better products.