Iztapalapa seems to be the most populous autonomous region in Mexico City and the most populous municipality in the country. The majority of its territory is urbanized. By the 1970s, the autonomous region seems to have moved from a rural area with several farms and canals to an area with the only green space in the park, where almost all people are engaged in commerce, services and industry. I hear this is the result of a large influx of people into the autonomous region, which began in the 1970s and continues to this day. It is still plagued by high levels of economic deprivation, and despite being in a pandemic vortex, it is reported that a significant number of its inhabitants do not have access to clean drinking water. Organic bananas with the organic JAS mark are not post-harvested or fumigated, even if they are imported. If an outbreak of pests is discovered during the imported plant quarantine, fumigation is required, but if fumigated, it cannot be said to be organic. In other words, it is not possible to obtain organic JAS certification, and of course, it is not allowed to attach the organic JAS mark. In the unlikely event, it seems that it will be treated as a general banana instead of an organic banana. What is GLOBALG.A.P.? It seems to mean GOOD, AGRICULTURAL, PRACTICES. GLOBALG.A.P. certification refers to the mechanism of international standards that certifies it. So far, it has spread to more than 120 countries around the world and has become a de facto international standard. I heard that Japanese retailers also prioritize purchasing from producers who have acquired international certification such as GLOBALG.A.P. In addition, as a global brand given to excellent companies that practice “sustainable production activities” that consider food safety, working environment, and environmental protection, it is said to be useful for improving the reliability and corporate value of business partners. Agricultural producers themselves will be widely used as a compass for practicing safe and sustainable agriculture and contributing to the local economy, and as a means of ensuring the credibility and transparency of business partners and consumers by ensuring traceability. What are the merits as an agricultural product production area? Expansion of sales channels (export to domestic and overseas, achievements in inbound（Inbound consumption: The etymology of consumption activities in Japan by foreign tourists visiting Japan. Inquiries from customers such as emails, telephone calls, and store visits are also applicable. In addition, marketing strategies that raise awareness and promote corporate awareness using social media and SNS are likely to have a similar meaning.）response from overseas), management improvement (improvement of productivity by clarifying production process, reduction of material cost) Personnel education effect (Effective training for new employees (trainees) and foreign workers（Various measures such as employment support / securing stable employment, guidance for improving employment management based on foreigner guidelines, strict implementation of the employment status notification system for foreigners, and measures to promote employment of foreigners in specialized and technical fields. From the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: The government is working to further promote the employment of highly-skilled foreign human resources. In the near future, amendment dated April 1, 2nd year of the Ordinance: With the amendment of “Act on Improvement of Employment Management of Part-Time Workers and Fixed-term Workers” (Act No. 76 of 1993), the content (employment) Amendments have been made to reflect (ensuring fair treatment regardless of form or employment form).）, raising awareness), risk management (responsibility as an agricultural product producer, expected to be effective in establishing a recall（If a defect is found in a product on the market, it is necessary to collect all the products on the market or to the consumer in order to protect the consumer. It is said that not only recovery but also repair is included. Synonyms are close to “collection; withdrawal” and “recovery.” In the first place, the recall itself means “recovering defective products”, but on the other hand, “recovery” means “recovering” and “recovering” when there is a problem, so it also means “repair”. It is also a synonym to have. The preamble applies not only to inorganic substances but also to human positions.）system in an emergency). I also heard that the European supermarket market and retail industry occupy 60-70%. It seems that there are many cases where certified agricultural products are temporarily in short supply due to off-seasons and unseasonable weather, but it seems possible to procure from the world because of global procurement standards. What is third-party certification? First-party certification is the confirmation of products and products in-house. Second-party certification is performed between two parties with an interest, such as a trader. Obtaining certification from a third party such as a certification body seems to mean third-party certification. Through third-party certification, we will gain social trust, discover problems from a third-party perspective, and continuously improve. This means that the company is getting better year by year, and it is said that it will contribute to the improvement of corporate value. It is well known as a global brand given to excellent companies that practice “sustainable production activities”. In principle, it is necessary to obtain certification when exporting the target agricultural products to Europe. In addition to Europe, an increasing number of countries are adding global GAP certification to their import acceptance conditions. Nowadays, I feel that we are strengthening our global influence, such as adopting major retailers as procurement standards. I feel that I have come to see it gradually beginning to penetrate in Japan as well. Did you know that in addition to JGAP, there are several GAPs in Japan, such as the prefectural version of GAP and the GAP set by each organization such as the Co-op, Aeon, and Agricultural Co-op? However, there seem to be differences in details, objects, and the existence of a third-party certification system. I heard that the third-party certification mentioned earlier can be expected to improve productivity and risk management capabilities. In addition, it seems that it can be considered from the viewpoints of reducing the environmental load by pesticides and fertilizers, improving food safety, ensuring occupational safety of workers and respecting human rights. What is GGAP? It is worth noting that EUREPGAP, which was established by the German non-profit company FoodPLUS GmbH, was renamed to the current Global GAP in 2007 and has become an international standard for GAP. As I mentioned earlier, the third-party certification system is in place, but we recognize that the Global GAP standard applies to aquaculture in addition to general agricultural products and livestock. ASIA GAP: Known as a scheme that the Japan GAP Foundation aims to develop as an international standard approved by the GFSI (World Food Safety Initiative). Positioned as his GAP platform common to Asia, he announced the name change to “ASIA GAP” in July 2017. The operation has started from the following month. Many people should know that ASIA GAP’s GFSI approval application was submitted in November of the same year because it was reported in the news. The target is the production and management of grains, “fruits and vegetables”, and “tea plant”. JGAP (formerly JGAP BASIC): JGAP is a certification system originating in Japan that is given to farms that work on food safety and environmental protection. In 2006, the Japan GAP Foundation (Kioi Town, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo: established and managed farm management standards used by producer groups such as farms and JA. Also, for sustainable agriculture such as management of pesticides and fertilizers. (Suggesting many criteria to connect.) Was established, and the third-party certification system started in 2007. As of March 2021, 7741 certified / group farms can be confirmed. The target of JGAP is fruits and vegetables, grains, and tea. These agricultural products can be marked with the JGAP certification mark if they are certified. For details, refer to the website of the General Incorporated Foundation Japan GAP Association. According to the Ministry of Finance trade statistics in 2019, the total import volume of bananas is about 1045,000 tons. The first place is the Philippines (about 837,000 tons, about 80%), the second place is Ecuador (about 119,000 tons, about 11%), and the third place is Mexico (about 54,000 tons, about 5%). In addition, India has the highest production of bananas in the world (about 30.88,000 tons: 2018), but it is not imported to Japan. From JETRO: Fruit import conditions are stipulated in the Plant Protection Law, and imported plant quarantine is carried out to prevent the invasion of pests from overseas. At that time, a “phytosanitary certificate” issued by the phytosanitary agency of the exporting country is required. However, some fruits are exempt from imported phytosanitary quarantine depending on the condition and type of fruit, so check with the plant quarantine station. In addition, it is necessary to pay attention to the inclusion of substances for which usage standards are set, such as pesticide residue standards and food additives. Applicable tax rate for imports to Japan: Preferential tariff rate based on the Japan-Mexico Economic Partnership Agreement (However, a general tax rate will be levied on those that do not meet the rules of origin of the Japan-Mexico EPA and those that do not show the certificate of origin of the Japan-Mexico EPA.) Tax rate is levied). The revised protocol signed on September 23, 2011 has improved the contents of the agreement, including preferential tariff rates, for the Japan-Mexico EPA. In addition, after December 30, 2018, preferential tariff rates based on the CPTPP can also be applied (it is necessary to meet the CPTPP’s item-specific rules of origin), in which case a certificate of origin specified by the CPTPP will be prepared. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: On February 17, 2011, based on the provisions of Article 5 of the Ministerial Ordinance on the Tariff Allocation System for Goods Related to the Administrative Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries based on the International No. 919 Economic Partnership Agreement, “Strengthening Economic Partnership” Matters concerning tariff quotas for bananas (including plantains（Musa paradisiaca (Carl von Linné classifies it as a meal, not a dessert): A cooking banana, a great fruit. The flesh is creamy orange and hard powder. About 30 cm in length. Can be used even if the outer skin is green. The taste and texture are like potatoes, and they are voluminous and chewy.）, limited to fresh ones) (hereinafter referred to as “Mexico-produced fresh bananas”) subject to quota under the “Agreement between Japan and the United States of Mexico” Confirm the description that it is defined as follows. Fruit (HS08): The HS code differs depending on the fruit item and processing conditions. Regulations at the time of import: Fresh / refrigerated, frozen, dried fruits, etc., depending on the processing conditions, etc., but the related laws and regulations are as follows. Customs Tariff Law / Temporary Customs Measures Law: Under the Temporary Customs Measures Law, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sets an annual import quota (primary tax rate), allocates import quotas according to the importer’s application, and imports beyond this quota. A tariff quota system is stipulated to protect domestic producers by applying high tariffs (secondary tariff rates) when tariffs are applied. In order to be applied to the primary tax rate by tariff quota, it is necessary to apply for tariff quota before import. Fresh bananas, oranges, grapefruits, etc. are seasonal tariff items with different tariff rates depending on the time of import. Plant Protection Law-Import Control: In principle, import of fresh fruits from countries / regions where quarantine pests such as Ceratitis capitata, Bactrocera dorsalis species, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt); Queensland fruit fly and Bactrocera cucurbitae are occurring is prohibited. After technical discussions between the Japanese phytosanitary authorities (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) and the government agencies of the countries requesting the lifting of the ban, if a complete disinfection method, etc. is established in the exporting country, a phytosanitary standard will be stipulated and this standard will be established. It seems that the ban on imports has been lifted for those that meet. In addition, for designated harmful animals and plants (Eg, Article 40 persimmon, citrus, kiwifruit, pear, biwa, peach stink bug, etc.) and (Article 9: import prohibited areas and import prohibited plants) stipulated in the enforcement regulations of the law. Also need attention. Since the outbreak situation of pests differs depending on the country / region, the import conditions are different even for the same plant. Procedure: At the time of import, first apply for inspection to the Plant Protection Station of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. A “phytosanitary certificate” issued by the phytosanitary agency of the exporting country stating that no pests are attached is required (according to the format stipulated in the International Plant Protection Convention). As a result of inspection at the plant protection station, if it is found that pests are attached, it seems that measures such as disinfection, extermination, and disposal will be ordered. Items with soil cannot be imported. However, the following items are not subject to quarantine. Apricots, figs, oysters, kiwifruit, plums, pears, nuts, nuts, pineapples, bananas, papayas, grapes, mangoes, thighs, dried fruits of Euphoria longana Plants soaked in sulfite, alcohol, acetic acid, sugar, salt, etc., granulated inner pericarp of coconut palm, etc. Banana History: It seems to have originated around the Malay Peninsula. It seems that there was originally a seed. It is said that somewhere in Southeast Asia, cultivation began in the form of transplanting this species at the latest 30,000 to 40,000 years ago. More than 5,000 years ago, a seedless mutant with many edible parts (bananas currently on the market) was found and cultivated. It is estimated that bananas moved to Africa around 2000 BC as people moved. It seems that it was brought to Central and South America, which is the current major production area, by the Spaniards via Africa. Bananas were first imported into Japan in the Meiji era, and we know that they were originally imported from Taiwan. It seems that the import of bananas was liberalized in Japan in 1963, and the amount of imports from Taiwan increased sharply, but in the 1970s, plantations from Ecuador instead of Taiwan, which is susceptible to typhoons and whose quality is unstable (I will introduce it later) Bananas will be the mainstream. After that, a vast banana plantation was established on Mindanao Island in the Philippines for export to Japan, and it seems that many Filipino bananas are now available in stores at low prices. Even today, bananas from the Philippines account for 85% to 90% of imports.The area where bananas are cultivated is a tropical area, also known as the “banana belt.” Cultivation seems to require a certain amount of high temperature and rainfall. It seems that one-third of the world’s banana producing areas are in Latin America, one-third in Africa, and the remaining one-third in Asia. About 10% of the total production is exported, and I hear that most bananas are consumed locally. In some areas, such as New Guinea and parts of East Africa, per capita consumption of bananas is 200-250 kg per year. I heard that Ecuador, a South American country, has a large share as an exporter. Ecuadorian bananas appear to account for 35% of the exported bananas. The ratio of bananas from the Philippines seems to be 14 ~% of the total. And 66% of the bananas exported by the Philippines are destined for Japan. Food Safety: In Chanitos we meet high Standards, therefore, it is essential that we go through rigorous care inn: Water management Pests and diseases control Packing stations cleaning system “Staff safety” Product storage. Social Responsibility: People’s growth is very important to them. The homepage states that they will contribute to improving everyone’s condition, quality of life and health, as well as to the development of everyone’s community. The Rainforest Alliance: 1987 (American activity protector: Mr. Daniel Katz-non-governmental organization): Certification protects the environment of the plantation, natural resources including soil and water, ecosystems and biodiversity, and of workers It is given to farms that meet strict standards such as working conditions and education and welfare including their families and communities. Furthermore, it is said that it aims to manage the farm independently by promoting productivity improvement through training. The green frog mark on coffee, tea, chocolate, bananas, etc. marks the sustainability of the farm, the production and distribution methods and traceability of each company that imports and processes the crop. Merged with UTZ（Founded 2002: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Practice and management of the Belgian-born Guatemalan coffee producer Mr. Nick Bocklandt and the Dutch roaster Mr. Ward de Groote, UTZ program, a good standard for coffee, cacao and tea. , Safe and healthy working conditions, ban on child labor, related services aimed at providing sustainable products through environmental protection. ISO22000 FSSC22000 SQF HACCP GLOBAL G.A.P. Organic JAS / Production information disclosure JAS.）, which promotes sustainable agriculture, in January 2018. However, it seems that the UTZ certification sticker can continue to be used until 2023. “EARTH’s Carbon Neutral Unit” is one of Costa Rica’s few organizations that educates and ultimately certifies businesses, organizations and even sporting events as carbon neutral. In particular, it has been very well received after Costa Rica announced its commitment to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country. The workshops provided by the unit serve as the first step in certification by providing information on carbon neutrality and explaining the benefits of the organization and surrounding communities. Balancing carbon emissions will be achieved through emission reduction activities followed by afforestation and forest conservation. Escuela de Agricultura dela Región Tropical Húmeda) is a private non-profit university that offers two research programs. In the 1980s, EARTH University was developed through a partnership between the Costa Rican Group, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the WK Kellogg Foundation, and the Government of Costa Rica, and was founded in 1990. USAID / ASHA has believed in the University’s mission for over 15 years, economically creating more than 16 projects, from building specialized laboratories for research and student learning to implementing the most projects. Promotion. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an expert association for speech language pathologists, auditory scientists, American and international speech, language, and auditory scientists. Established in December 1925, the headquarters is located in Rockville, Maryland, United States. Japan is a member of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC: It came into effect in April 1952, and 184 countries and regions have joined (as of July 2021, Japan is the original member country). The secretariat is FAO (Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Representative, Mr. Qu Dongyu (Birthplace: Agricultural scholar in Yongju City, People’s Republic of China) Secretary General (appointed August 1, 2019) 196 member countries (Including 2 associate member countries) + EU (European Union) (as of August 2019)), formulating international standards (ISPM) for phytosanitary measures, implementing technical cooperation, exchanging information on pests, etc.), which is a framework for international cooperation in the prevention of the international spread of harmful animals and plants (as of February 2017, 183 countries and regions Membership). It seems that it is formulating international standards (ISPM) for phytosanitary measures, implementing technical cooperation, and exchanging information on pests. It is said that the quarantine measures for wood packaging materials also comply with the international standards of IPPC. Food Sanitation Law-Import Regulations: At the time of import, pay attention to the pesticide residue standards for agricultural products (the limit on the amount of pesticide residues in each food). This is stipulated in the Ministry of Health and Welfare Notification No. 370 “Standards for Foods, Additives, etc.” based on the Food Sanitation Law (Positive list system for residual pesticides, etc.). I have heard that the amount of pesticides listed on the positive list that are allowed for pesticide residues for which no residual pesticide standards have been set is 0.01 ppm or less. Since pesticide residue standards are set for each item of fresh fruits, after confirming the type and usage status of pesticides used in the country of origin before importing, obtain a pesticide application resume and comply with the standards. It is important for importers and exporters to agree on appropriate pesticide use controls for this purpose. Please refer to the Independent administrative agency JETRO website for sales regulations and the Food Labeling Law of Law No. 70 of 2013. Seedling Law: In conjunction with the International Convention for the Protection of New Plant Species (UPOV Convention; Union internationale pour la protection des obtentions végétales: International Convention for the Protection of New Species of Plants, 1961, Paris, France), there seems to be a system to protect the rights of breeders by registering new developed varieties in the country. When importing registered varieties, permission from the breeding right holder is required. In order to prevent the reimportation of registered varieties cultivated overseas without permission, the penalties apply not only to seedlings but also to those who infringe the rights of the harvest. If the goods are found to be infringing by DNA testing, etc., the customs office will order them to confiscate or dispose of them based on the Customs Law.
The first immigration negotiations from Japan to Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took place in 1889. It was triggered by the signing of a trade treaty between Mexico and Japan the previous year. Vogel, the agent of the Pacific Transport Company in Mexico, applied to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to introduce Japanese immigrants at the same time as opening a trade route between Mexico and Japan. However, the Japanese government has a history of not permitting it because it was too early to conclude a trade treaty and there was no special immigration treaty. It seems that the liberalization of the Mexican economy took place in two stages. The first phase, from 1985 to 1987, covered the movement towards liberalization, which was the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on Tariffs and Trade (a treaty signed and opened in Geneva on October 30, 1947, or Based on this, it seems that it led to the accession to the “General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade” signed by the Parties, which acted as an international organization in effect. The second period, 1994-2011, was a complete means from negotiations. Until then, it seems to have covered the year of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Full liberalization of intra-regional trade was achieved in 2008. Between 1983 and 1984, Mexican authorities dismantled the protection given to the country’s industry. In the last two years, 16.5% of imports have been excluded from import licenses and the average tariff rate has been reduced to 22%. On April 22, 1985, Mexico traded bilaterally with the United States on compensation obligations. The agreement has been signed. Following this, on July 24, 1985, Mexico officially joined the GATT.
CHANITOS seems to be proud of its delicious premium quality bananas, lovingly cultivated using the highest quality standards. From farms to consumer homes, we seem to take care of every step so you can enjoy our bananas. Officials seem to want to give you the energy you need to make your dreams come true.
The passion of the workers is responsible and innovative agriculture. Through best practices, bananas are sown, cared for, packed, aged and sold to nourish and invigorate stakeholders and consumers, constantly working on human talent. Finkara Fuerta de Teapa in Tabasco, one of the 31 states of the United States of Mexico, occupies the southern coast of the Bay of Campeche and is located southeast of Veracruz, north of Chiapas and southwest of Campeche. Seems to be the first experience. Orlando, Pablo Olmedo and Nelly Gomez founded the production company La Santanera in 2007.