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Kava Quality Standard to improve kava exports to Europe & US

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 23/06/2020

An international standard for Tongan Kava has now been confirmed which can be exported into European countries and the United States.

The CEO of the Ministry of Agriculture – Dr. Viliami Manu says, this issue has been ongoing since 2009 and this week, they will mark this important milestone for Tonga.

Dr. Viliami Manu also says they have recorded a decrease in the prices for Tonga kava, including a $50 pa’anga per kilo compared to previous years.

Last year, the government of Australia confirmed the extended amount of Tongan kava a passenger can take, from 2 kilos of Tongan kava to 4kilos.

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