April 16, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged Chile

Chile: new Fedefruta president to focus on exporter safeguards

April 16th, 2014

Fedefruta’s new president, Juan Carolus Brown, said he will continue pushing for a law to protect persihable exports.

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Marketing begins for Chilean kiwifruit

April 14th, 2014

PrimLand Chile has announced the beginning of its kiwifruit campaign, following a difficult growing season.

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Chile: Valparaiso faces “worst fire” in its history

April 13th, 2014

A fire in Valparaiso has caused 11 deaths and led to thousands being evacuated from their homes.

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Chilean apples approved for new ports in China

April 11th, 2014

Following suspension in October, Chilean apples will once again be able to enter China.

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Chilean kiwifruit heartland at “enormous” risk from Psa, says committee

April 8th, 2014

While Chile’s kiwifruit growers have focused on frosts, Psa is moving silently toward larger production areas.

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Chile exports first pomegranates of season

April 7th, 2014

Chile’s first pomegranates of the year have hit the water for the United States.

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Fresh fruit creates ‘virtuous circle’ at Santiago Marathon

April 7th, 2014

The Produce Marketing Association helped bring 22,000 kilos of fresh fruit to runners at the Santiago Marathon yesterday.

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PMA: Chile feels the heat under Chinese cherry demand

April 3rd, 2014

With Chinese cherry demand growing, should Chile worry about over reliance on the Asian market?

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Chile eyes hot markets for limited kiwifruit offer

March 31st, 2014

Chilean Kiwifruit Committee’s Carlos Cruzat said initial exports will begin in the U.S., Russia and Latin America.

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Hortifrut reports volume and revenue growth

March 31st, 2014

Chile’s Hortifrut reported high volume and sales growth, encouraged by expansion in Europe.

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Brazilian melons approved for import to Chile

March 25th, 2014

Fresh Brazilian muskmelons and watermelons have been approved for sale in Chile.

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Chile launches geothermal greenhouse project

March 25th, 2014

A Chilean government grant has supported a pilot project to use geothermal energy in a watercress greenhouse.

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Chile: CSAV shareholders show approval for Hapag-Lloyd merger

March 21st, 2014

Two of the world’s leading shipping lines are one step closer to a game-changing partnership.

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Sun World names grape licensees in Chile, Italy

March 19th, 2014

With new marketers in Chile and Italy, Sun World now has 32 grape licensees worldwide.

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Costa Rica to export rambutans to Chile in 2014

March 13th, 2014

Building on Chilean market success in pineapples, Costa Rica aims to experiment with exports of more fruits.

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Honduras signs technical ag export agreement with U.S., Chile

March 10th, 2014

U.S. and Chilean officials have signed a declaration of intent for technical cooperation with Honduras

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Chilean scientist aims to defrost chilling injury for pomegranates

March 6th, 2014

A Chilean study seeks to overcome an Achilles’ heel of sorts for pomegranates – their sensitivity to the cold.

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Argentine growers cry foul over Peruvian avocado entry

March 3rd, 2014

Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.

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Pre-harvest estimate beats expectations for Chilean kiwifruit

February 28th, 2014

Forecasts for Chile’s kiwifruit crop are slightly higher than estimates released after frosts hit orchards last year.

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Opinion: explaining the largest spike in blueberry prices in 10 years

February 26th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain digs deep into the data to assess the biggest price spike in recent blueberry history.

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Opinion: don’t give up on Chilean blueberries yet

February 26th, 2014

Fall Creek’s Cort Brazelton compares what Rocky Balboa and Chilean blueberries have in common.

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Don’t let fumigation fool you, Chile still has plenty of organic blueberries

February 26th, 2014

Naturipe Farms’ Robert Verloop describes how a variety of options has helped partially offset the impacts of U.S. fumigation rules for Chilean blueberries.

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Hortifrut announces Peruvian berry subsidiary

February 18th, 2014

Hortifrut’s new division in Peru will aim to increase the company’s early-season berry presence.

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Complex season means new markets for Chilean blueberries

February 17th, 2014

Despite complications this season, Chilean blueberries have experienced growth in Europe and Asia.

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U.S.: citrus may be next in line for Florida pilot program

February 13th, 2014

Nelly Yunta gives insights into a pilot perishables program in Florida, and fumigation issues for Chilean blueberries.

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Fruit imports have grown despite slowdown, says Dürbeck

February 12th, 2014

The head of one of Europe’s oldest fruit distributors discusses supply and demand trends for Germany and Eastern Europe

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Developers tap into potential of Chile’s Magellan Barberry

February 6th, 2014

A relatively unknown fruit, a berry known as ‘Calafate’ could have potential as a health supplement.

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Blueberries suffered greatest dip in Chilean export losses

February 6th, 2014

Initial estimates have been released for export losses during Chile’s three-week port strike.

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Chile unites kiwifruit goals with Italy

February 4th, 2014

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee and Kiwifruit of Italy will formalize a collaboration agreement this week.

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Opinion: Mexican, Californian avocado deals under the spotlight

January 30th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.

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China facing widespread cherry shortage, says importer

January 29th, 2014

Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.

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Chilean exporters threaten legal action over port strikes

January 28th, 2014

“We are very, very angry. Chile does not deserve this,” says Fedefruta president Cristián Allendes.

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Chilean port situation degenerates again

January 28th, 2014

Port workers in San Antonio have decided to strike again, alleging their employers have not held their end of the bargain.

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Chile: Valparaiso contingency plan offers salve amidst port strikes

January 22nd, 2014

The flow of ships in Chile’s Port of Valparaiso has risen 36% as vessels get diverted from San Antonio.

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Chilean strike effects extend to Central Valley growers

January 21st, 2014

A further US$70 million worth of Chilean fruit exports could be compromised by strikes this week.

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Chile: second week of strikes brings uncertainty to export sector

January 17th, 2014

Some Chilean fruit exporters have already lost clients due to the damages inflicted by port strikes.

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Multi-continental organic technology keeps fruit fresh for longer

January 16th, 2014

A U.S.-Spanish-Chilean consortium has developed a clean technology that improves fruit shelf life.

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Chilean fresh fruit exports rise despite adversity

January 15th, 2014

Between weather complications and export barriers, Chilean fresh fruit faced a tough year in 2013.

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Chile: special forces storm San Antonio port

January 14th, 2014

“This is war” is the response of a Chilean union leader to police occupation of the port of San Antonio.

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Chile: Fedefruta releases strike effect estimation

January 14th, 2014

Fedefruta’s Cristián Allendes says a minority group in Chile without legal foundations is “killing the country”.

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Chilean growers take govt to court over Peruvian avocado entry

January 7th, 2014

Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.

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Chilean port of San Antonio renews work stoppages

January 3rd, 2014

Chile’s port of San Antonio renewed strike action on Friday, citing ongoing labor conflict.

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Hundreds of Chilean exports exempt from tariffs in Asia

January 3rd, 2014

Chile will now enjoy extensive tariff exemptions in Japan and South Korea.

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Spring Festival favors Chilean cherries

January 2nd, 2014

Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.

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Chile develops new solution for table grape estimation

December 30th, 2013

Chilean researchers hope a “pregnancy test for grapes” will take off in the world of yield estimation.

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Chilean fruit lacks branding, says Rabobank Asia rep

December 27th, 2013

Rabobank Asia’s Paul Chen says Chilean fruit exporters care too much about volume

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Chilean kiwifruit industry needs cautious approach to 2014 season

December 18th, 2013

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee has estimated the expected rise in prices next year due to supply shortages.

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Chilean nectarines find success, vulnerability in China

December 17th, 2013

A Chilean nectarine exporter has urged for a protocol to protect fruit in the growing Chinese market.

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Getting in early: airfreight produce for “sophisticated” consumers

December 16th, 2013

American Airlines’ Carmen Taylor discusses new produce flight routes and the investment needed to keep perishables in top condition.

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China: first direct fruit-laden flights arrive from Chile

December 13th, 2013

China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.

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Chile raises fruit export estimate

December 11th, 2013

As Chile’s first grape exports take off today, ASOEX has released a total fruit shipment estimate that is higher than previous government calculations.

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Yentzen Consulting launches international head hunting division

December 11th, 2013

A company linked to www.freshfruitportal.com has announced the launch of a new area focused on professional recruitment.

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China: excess fruit demand drives Joyvio’s global sourcing push

December 10th, 2013

Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.

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Chinese apples gain market access to Chile

December 3rd, 2013

Three Chinese provinces have been approved to export apples to Chile.

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Chilean public sector workers reach salary deal with govt

December 3rd, 2013

Chilean fruit exports have returned to normal after strikers struck a deal with the government.

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Australian authorities approve Chilean hazelnut tree consignment

December 3rd, 2013

A Ferrero Group subsidiary has imported more than 200,000 Chilean hazelnut trees for planting in Australia.

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Key Chinese ag investment player bullish on reforms

December 2nd, 2013

The founder of Joyvio’s parent company was upbeat about China’s land reforms during a visit to meet growers and business partners in Chile.

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Chile: ASOEX calls for emergency measures to alleviate strike effects

November 29th, 2013

ASOEX has spoken out over the “serious and severe disruption” to fruit traders caused by public sector strikes in Chile.

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Chilean fruit exports still in jeopardy due to government strikes

November 29th, 2013

As if frost impacts weren’t enough, a public sector strike is damaging the season’s prospects for many Chilean fruit growers and exporters.

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Chilean blueberry harvest enters peak volumes in Central Valley

November 29th, 2013

High blueberry volumes have been picked in Chile recently but air shipments still dominated exports last week.

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Europe: year’s end brings high volume and low prices for grapes

November 28th, 2013

Brazil has European grape markets full at the moment. Chile, however, should find a more open market in 2014.

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Customs strikes cause delays for Chilean fruit exports

November 26th, 2013

A Chilean customs strike is delaying air freight fruit shipments, but the extent of the impact is under contention.

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Chile prepares first prune promotions in China

November 25th, 2013

Chile may raise its prune exports to Asia by up to 14% this season.

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Chile plans January blueberry promotion blitz in Asia

November 22nd, 2013

The Chilean blueberry industry will undertake a range of initiatives to boost consumption in China and South Korea.

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Israel opens its doors for Chilean walnut exports

November 20th, 2013

Strong demand for Chilean walnuts in Israel has helped push a new market opening for the South American country.

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Chilean cherry industry continues Chinese focus

November 18th, 2013

The Chilean cherry industry expects a slight rise in exports to China this year, despite the effects of frosts.

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Electromagnetic technology shows promise for better crop yield

November 15th, 2013

To address water demands, Chilean researchers hope electromagnetic fields will improve efficiency in agriculture.

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Chilean avocado industry on track to reaching export estimate

November 14th, 2013

Chilean Hass avocado currently leads the European market, where outside supply has been low.

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Chilean blueberry industry embarks on European marketing campaign

November 13th, 2013

Several key European countries will get an extra taste of Chilean blueberries during winter months.

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Chile: Hortifrut reports strong results in third quarter

November 12th, 2013

Hortifrut attributed growth to a rise in volume and strong performance by international subsidiaries.

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Chile uses tangy spice to promote citrus in the U.S.

November 5th, 2013

Chilean citrus promoters are using Tajin powder to boost sales to Latino consumers in the U.S.

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Chile looks to global markets to promote premium olive oil

November 4th, 2013

ChileOliva is working to set the Chilean olive oil sector apart in a global market dominated by big players.

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Chile: Choapa blueberries look to Asia

November 1st, 2013

A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.

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Peru prepares for larger lucuma season

October 29th, 2013

Peru’s top lucuma market is Chile by far, but the Andean nation is looking to expand to new shores.

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North American produce consignment model evolving

October 28th, 2013

Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.

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Chile looks back on mixed year for kiwifruit

October 28th, 2013

This past year has provided plenty of ups and downs for Chilean kiwifruit producers.

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Italian delay extends supply constraints on kiwifruit markets

October 25th, 2013

Granfrutta Zani’s Francesca Borghi discusses expectations for this year’s Italian kiwifruit deal.

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Agreement connects Chilean fruit to China’s top wholesale markets

October 24th, 2013

Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.

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Opportunities ripe for Chinese produce consolidation, says NAB

October 24th, 2013

WIth low valuations and low debt, China’s produce industry presents great possibilities for cross-border M&A activity.

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Chile must watch out for Australia-China FTA, says importer

October 19th, 2013

A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.

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Prepacked pomegranates could bring new outlet for Chilean industry

October 18th, 2013

A Chilean company hopes to bridge counterseasonal supply gaps with fresh, ready-to-eat pomegranate arils.

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Chile’s fruit sector assesses uneven impact of frosts

October 16th, 2013

With uncertainty following frosts, Chile’s Region VI seeks to remind buyers that there is still fruit to be had.

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Chilean govt releases official frost damage estimates

October 15th, 2013

Chile’s Ministry of Agriculture expects frosts will cut back fruit exports by 22%.

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NZ: Zespri sees less Psa expression in kiwifruit vines

October 14th, 2013

Zespri CEO Lain Jager discusses the past season, conditions for the next kiwifruit crop, a Chinese focus and Chile’s frosts.

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Changes afoot for Chinese fruit purchases

October 11th, 2013

Chinese importers discuss a watershed moment in Shanghai and some evolving fruit industry trends.

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Shipping giants join forces to form South American company

October 10th, 2013

The world’s largest reefer owner and operator has combined with Chile’s Pacific Seaways in a new venture.

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Chile extends agricultural emergency measures to Metropolitan region

October 10th, 2013

The Chilean government will deliver emergency support to 18 growing zones around the nation’s capital.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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Chilean govt extends emergency measures to two more regions

October 8th, 2013

The Chilean government will provide more funds and support actions for growers affected by frosts.

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Chile: researchers find new uses for walnut waste

October 8th, 2013

Chilean researchers are tapping into the potential of juglone, a natural compound found in walnuts.

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Opinion: Chile’s advective frost, the climatic event of the year

October 8th, 2013

Fabio Corradini says Chile cannot lose the opportunity to evaluate the effects of frost control systems after recent events.

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Thailand and Chile sign FTA

October 7th, 2013

Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.

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Chile: ASOEX seeks ‘national disaster’ declaration over frosts

October 4th, 2013

Chile’s peak fruit exporter body says the country’s frosts could have global effects worth upwards of US$1 billion.

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Peruvian avocado production to grow in 2014

October 4th, 2013

Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.

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Frosts slash Chilean kiwifruit crop

October 3rd, 2013

Estimates show recent frosts will cut Chile’s kiwifruit crop by US$120 million, and may increase the incidence of bacterial vine disease Psa.

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Chilean blueberry exporter opens Chinese office

October 3rd, 2013

A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.

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‘Surprises’ could be in store after Chilean frosts, says SNA chief

October 3rd, 2013

Chile’s September frosts have been likened to a “second earthquake” for the fruit industry.

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Angola shows interest in Chilean fruit

October 1st, 2013

Chile and Angola have pledged to work together to ship fruit directly to the African nation.

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Chile: stonefruit take greatest blow in initial damage reports

October 1st, 2013

Recent frosts in Chile will not only affect fruit volume but employment as well.

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