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IG International Receives First Batch of Tanzanian Avocados Through Sea Shipment From Avo Africa

The consignment and the supplier were both very well-received and happily welcomed after the rescinding of the plant and quarantine protocols that were in effect previously.

Shivani Meena
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India’s leading fresh fruit importers, IG International, have announced that they’ve received and duly welcomed their inaugural batch of first-grade Tanzanian avocados from Avo Africa, Tanzania on May 2nd, 2022. This is the first-ever shipment of avocado cultivars from the East African nation.

The consignment and the supplier were both very well-received and happily welcomed after the rescinding of the plant and quarantine protocols that were in effect previously. The whole batch contains super creamy Hass avocados, and the units are bundled in 4 kg tray packaging. These first-grade fruits will be keenly priced in comparison to the cultivars from other countries, as there is no levied custom duty on their import.

Avo Africa is a part of the Keitt Group of companies. Keitt Exporters Limited prides itself on being the leading grower & exporter of fruits and vegetables to markets in Europe and the Middle East for over two decades now. Due to their relentless commitment to quality and consistency, the company has grown and retained clients and customers from around the world. They are the biggest growers and exporters of avocados from Tanzania and Kenya.

Acclaimed as the leading fresh fruit importer in India, IG International is entrenched with a renowned reputation for more than 50 years in this market segment. The company’s organized and strategic sourcing system, augmented by a seamless supply chain with a well-connected overseas procurement network, enables them to import best-of-breed fruits from 22 different countries.

Speaking about the procurement of avocados from Tanzania, Shubha Rawal, COO, Procurement and Marketing, IG International said, “Avocados have established their reputation as a global fruit and are indeed one of the healthiest in the world. Multifarious cuisines are using these ambrosial fruits for preparing exclusive platters. For a long time, India had been bereft of the goodness of creamy Tanzanian avocados. At IG International, we will offer them the joy of biting into a selectively luscious bunch of hass avocados straight from the lush green lap of Tanzania at very fair prices.”

Articulating about the shipment to India, Dipesh Devraj, Commercial and Operations Director, Keitt Group - Tanzania and Kenya said, “In January, a trade prohibition on avocado shipments from Tanzania to India was removed, allowing us to access the Indian fresh produce market. Over the years, our avocados have been adored across the world, and now we wish to introduce them to India. Anyone apart from IG International would not have sufficed as we were only going to approach the best. Their extensive network and our stringent quality control are a winning combination. We are thrilled to finally enter the Indian market as an exporter and look forward to watching our clients' faces light up when they eat our creamy avocados.”

About IG International

IG International is one of the top fresh fruit importers in India. The brand has created a reputation for itself in this niche market where it has been present for more than 50 years. The company has an organized, strategic sourcing system augmented by a seamless supply chain with a well-connected overseas procurement network. With more than 50 varieties, it boasts an extensively multifarious stack of offerings from 22 countries for its Indian customers. These premium fruits are imported, marketed, and distributed through compartmentalized individual sub-brands like - ig apple, ig kiwi, ig citrus, ig pear, ig grapes, ig tamarind, ig avocado, ig blueberry, ig cherry, and ig plum. To reach out to every consumer in India, the company has an efficient, penetrative, and ubiquitous network, leveraging sales through offline and online channels.

Website Link: https://www.iginternational.net/

 

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