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The Colombian Connection -Miami importing Takes Effect


Illinois State Florists' Association #412


More cut flowers move through Miami International Airport than anywhere else in the country. Within 24 hours, 80% of the U.S. daily consumption of carnations and 33% of its rose consumption will have been flown in from sources and distributed throughout the U.S. It's no wonder that in order to keep up with this rapidly growing industry, Miami importers have formed the Assn. of Floral Importers of Florida. The association, which was established in 1982, has 30 member companies and according to its director, Wendy Yarn's, its priorities are to provide a unified voice for importers and to increase their visibility within the industry and in Washington. The attention received by Miami importers recently is as much a result of the association's efforts as it is the increasing rate at which flowers from Colombia and South America are entering the U.S. marketplace.

Keywords: Cut flowers South American Miami importers Cheaper Price Better Quality compete

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