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Banana Economics Forum Bananas are the number one exported fruit in the world, and the number one fruit eaten in nearly every country. This forum is for discussions of the economics of bananas involving producers, economists, consumers, transporters, wholesalers, and governments.


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Old 11-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I should start by thanking everyone on here for making this a pretty great place! I was rather reluctant to search for banana forums doubting one existed yet here it is! Very cool!

I've come on here in hopes of gathering information in regards to importanting organic, very high quality bananas from Mexico. I know it may be asking for a lot but anyone who imports from Mexico, or has done it, any help would be greatly appreciated. You will be compinsated as well WHEN things kick off!

Idealy, I would like to make the sale in Colima, where they are grown, and have the purchasing company figure out the logistics. Scales, packaging and all is done on site. Like I said, that would be the ideal plan, but I am open to anything.

Obviously, I have never done this before and could use all the help I could get. Maybe you don't have time but can get me in contact with the right people? Some help like that wil definetly be compinsated!

Thanks for your time,

JR

FYI: This is a family owned company that currently sells its majority to Japan. We are trying to broaden our sales.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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just the fruit??or the plant??
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The fruit. Looking to sell by the ton. 2,3,4+ a week

Edited: I've heard companies buy by the plant as well though. ___ number if acres and whatever is produced by "their" plants is theirs. Is this what you meant?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The main thing with importing is being able to get through customs. Remember that the container will likely have to switch drivers. Also, I suspect that the amount you are looking to bring over may be on the small side. A 40' container of bananas has about 40,000 lbs and this generally is the smallest amount that gets shipped. You could try to get in touch with a tomato shipper and gets some shipped in that way. If you have been shipping to Japan you should be aware of the kinds of paperwork necessary.

In Florida, the main organic broker we have is:
Organic Produce Distributor Buying Club Coop of Organic Fruits & Vegetables
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if u have any babby plants I am looking for a donation for our school gardon we have about fifteen kids in the gardon club they would like some plants to see if they will row here in AZ. So if u can help us with a donation of six or eight small plants we would be very greatfull .thanks Valarie. My address is PO box 152 yucca AZ. 86438 . Any donation will be good. Thank you.
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Where I work they import frozen fruit and vegetables from Mexico. They bring them from deep Mexico and then another Mexican driver just crosses the load and leaves the trailor back on the border when finished off loading. So the next driver that comes down drops off a full load and takes up and empty trailor. So it just cycles around. My company is valley international cold storage. Maybe they can help you along on storage and transportation?
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The companies that bring the loads are
Zavala and tres naciones.
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How is your import operation with Mexico? Was it successful?
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