January 29, 2015 / Week N° 05
January 29th, 2015
China’s largest online retailer plans to promote food imports from the U.S., Canada, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and France.
Eight U.S. apple varieties have been singled out for promotional activity in China following a recent market opening.
Avocados shipped from two key Chilean regions to China will likely not be subjected to cold treatment next season.
January 28th, 2015
With the South African pome fruit season running two weeks early, the industry anticipates lower pear volumes.
January 27th, 2015
A huge spike in volume has made the Chinese cherry market challenging this year for Chilean shippers.
January 26th, 2015
Bilateral talks between the USDA and AQSIQ have led to China granting market access for all apple varieties from all U.S. apple-growing regions.
Both Driscoll’s and Naturipe have capitalized on China’s recent opening for Mexican berries.
January 22nd, 2015
At least one major Chinese fruit importer has had staff summoned by authorities as part of an investigation into a customs broker.
January 20th, 2015
With Mexico’s first berry shipments to China just a few days away, one industry body is predicting large returns.
January 16th, 2015
A Russian official says Azerbaijan will hold a firm place in the country’s apple market even if the ban on EU fruit is lifted.
January 12th, 2015
India is next in Australia’s sights after a series of FTA breakthroughs with China, Japan and South Korea.
December 22nd, 2014
An ex-Zespri manager incarcerated China is sueing the marketer under the Employment Relations Authority.
December 19th, 2014
Argentine cherry exports have been made more viable with the help of direct flights from Patagonia to international markets.
December 15th, 2014
Having met China’s rigorous requirements, one Spanish shipper no longer has to send lemons via Hong Kong.
Zespri’s Matt Crawford discusses production possibilities in China and a red kiwifruit variety trialled in Singapore.
December 12th, 2014
Chilean blueberry exporters will need to be on the lookout for stem canker in their packing lines.
Chilean and New Zealand apple exporters say varietal selection is key in the demanding Chinese market.
December 11th, 2014
A South African exporter hopes pears will also soon be approved by Chinese authorities.
December 9th, 2014
A Costa Rican pineapple industry representative says it’s important to learn from other sectors already shipping to China.
December 4th, 2014
The South African apple industry hopes the new Chinese market access will act as a ‘springboard’ to enter other Asian countries in the future.
December 2nd, 2014
A new protocol means Peruvian citrus that is exported to China will be subject to less a damaging cold treatment.
December 1st, 2014
Australia’s pome fruit grower body says while the Chinese FTA is ‘terrific’, mainland apple access needs to be gained.
Ecuador’s bananas are gaining ground in China, with the launch of a promotion campaign in a major retail chain.
November 27th, 2014
Mission Produce has raised its avocado sales in China by 15% since a partnership was reached with Lantao.
November 25th, 2014
A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.
November 24th, 2014
Chinese representatives plan to assess different Polish apple varieties for a potential market opening next year.
November 21st, 2014
Marketing schemes have gone a long way for Paramount Farms’ almond and pistachio sales.
November 20th, 2014
Jim Provost believes the ‘Eat Brighter!’ campaign will help raise Asian pear consumption in the U.S.
November 17th, 2014
Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.
November 14th, 2014
With the Navel crop in a key Chinese production region down 20%, one grower still has his hopes up.
After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.
November 10th, 2014
Mainland Australian cherry growers had previously ignored the option to export directly to China with cold treatment, but that approach has changed this season.
At first it was just shortages driving up prices, but now Limoneira believes stonger lemon demand is here to stay.
November 7th, 2014
China-bound exports of U.S. cranberries are up 104% this year, with a big future on the cards.
November 6th, 2014
We take an in-depth look at how some major Washington apple producers are marketing their huge crops this season, as well as other key issues like storage space and labor availability.
November 4th, 2014
Chile looks on track to export 100,000MT of cherries this season, stepping up a notch with its Chinese focus.
October 30th, 2014
Washington Red and Golden Delicious apples can soon be shipped to China after a two-year hiatus.
A report suggests Ecuadorian dragon fruit exporters could fare well in China thanks to their in-demand variety.
After 16 years’ hard work, a major Chinese apple producing province could soon start shipping to the U.S.
October 23rd, 2014
While South Africa’s grape industry would like to focus more on the Far East, some obstacles remain.
October 20th, 2014
Union Owocowa’s Jolanta Kazimierska says the toughest times are just around the corner for Poland’s apple sector.
October 17th, 2014
One of China’s most influential men is looking at new ways to trade kiwifruit via smartphone e-commerce.
October 16th, 2014
Costco will sell some of its products in China through Alibaba’s website, delivering orders from its U.S. warehouses.
October 13th, 2014
Travel and e-commerce put a dint in the Zhejiang Wenhui wholesale fruit market for a key national holiday.
October 8th, 2014
The U.S. looks set to lose its position as the second biggest grape supplier to the Chinese market this season.
October 3rd, 2014
While production challenges abound, China’s macadamia industry now has as many trees in the ground as Australia.
October 2nd, 2014
A Chinese partner will soon start selling Disney-branded grapes sourced from Dayka & Hackett in the U.S.
September 29th, 2014
A South African fruit industry representative believes it is possible the Chinese market will be open for next season.
September 23rd, 2014
Washington apples and Israeli citrus are just two of several new fresh fruit items listed by China’s AQSIQ as approved for import.
September 16th, 2014
Mexico could start shipping several types of berry to China by the end of this year.
September 15th, 2014
A South African citrus industry representative gives insights from a recent visit to Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.
September 9th, 2014
Pineapple exports from Costa Rica could be allowed into China later this year, but transit challenges remain.
A Zespri representative sheds light on the niche organic fruit sector in China.
An earlier season could give Spanish stonefruit exporters an edge in China once the market opens up.
Protocols have been signed between Chile and China to allow shelled walnut imports.
Prices for North Korean blueberries that are juiced and sold to China have increased by around 50%.
September 5th, 2014
China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.
As a very successful second season with excellent prices in China draws to a close, one Canadian cherry company says shoppers are ‘more sophisticated’ than five years ago.
September 2nd, 2014
New Zealand cherry industry players discuss several steps underway to make the most of booming opportunities in Asia.
Ivo Ravelli says EU tariff cuts might not come soon enough for Ecuador, with other markets showing more potential.
September 1st, 2014
U.K. fruit company BanaBay has continued its rapid expansion with the opening of a new office in Shanghai.
After recording sluggish export results, China’s Great-Sun Foods is raising capital to invest in better processing and distribution centers.
Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.
August 29th, 2014
Hot on the heels of apples, Chinese citrus is now on track to gaining U.S. market entry after a recent proposed rule from APHIS.
Xia Zuxiang explains how Ecuadorian bananas have edged ahead of local and Philippine competition in China.
August 14th, 2014
Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.
August 12th, 2014
“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
August 7th, 2014
A key U.S. apple grower group expecting a bumper crop says consumers are ‘looking for a different experience’.
August 6th, 2014
A Hong Kong importer says good shelf life is key for produce in China due to limited cold chain capabilities.
August 5th, 2014
After a 15-month absence, California’s citrus industry can once again ship its fruit to China.
Spanish plums, peaches and possibly grapes are under review for potential export to China.
August 1st, 2014
Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.
A U.S. Northwest Horticultural Council representative discusses the state of trade barriers with Indonesia and China at the moment.
July 29th, 2014
An Australian apple grower looks to ‘broaden’ China-bound exports after the first sea shipment was ‘a big success’.
July 25th, 2014
Canada’ BC Blueberry Council says gaining China and Korea access will be a key use of government funding.
July 22nd, 2014
Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.
July 18th, 2014
A recent posting on the Federal Register puts China one step closer to gaining access to the U.S. apple market.
July 11th, 2014
From figs to persimmons to chestnuts, U.S.-based Stellar Distributing is on the hunt for new international trade deals.
July 9th, 2014
First it was Longwu, then Huizhan stepped in, and now another player aims to build a project in Jiangsu north of Shanghai to “revolutionize” China’s imported fruit market.
Chilean authorities in China have signed the final protocol to permit avocado exports to the Asian country.
July 4th, 2014
Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.
New quinoa varieties are growing in France and the Netherlands, while cultivation in Asia is also a possibility.
July 3rd, 2014
China Fruits Corp has announced it will set up shop with Alibaba’s online sales platform Tmall.
July 2nd, 2014
Banking on customer experience, a young company is making inroads in China’s booming online fruit market.
A recent visit of two Chinese officials to Californian citrus groves bodes well for market access negotiations.
“It takes a lot of guts to travel to Xinjiang alone just to procure local apples,” says trader Chen Haiwen.
July 1st, 2014
Australia’s AHEA will have access to new funding to boost online communication and trade relationships in Asia.
The first Australian apple shipment via sea to mainland China is due to arrive this week, featuring a newly developed variety.
June 30th, 2014
The Australian stonefruit sector has been actively promoting itself in China ahead of expected market access approval for nectarines.
June 27th, 2014
A landmark strategic deal with China’s biggest agricultural distributor is set to be a boost for Aussie citrus exports.
June 23rd, 2014
British Colombia’s cherry growers say the new deal with China is a gigant step for the industry.
June 20th, 2014
China’s soil quality may not be the best, but that hasn’t stopped investors from clamoring to grow blueberries.
June 19th, 2014
Canadian government officials hope blueberries will follow a recent Chinese cherry market access deal.
June 16th, 2014
Joyvio’s Dr. Jin Xixuan looks at some of the challenges of developing ready-to-eat fruit for the Chinese market.
One Chinese fruit industry rep has questioned whether blueberries will follow the price falls seen for blackberries and raspberries in 2010.
June 12th, 2014
Retail analysts take an in-depth look at what a partnership may mean for Tesco and China Resources Enterprise.
June 10th, 2014
Thai and Vietnamese dragonfruit, as well as Vietnamese bananas, will be under closer scrutiny from AQSIQ.
June 6th, 2014
Zespri’s public response to its latest legal case is quite strange considering the amount of money in question.
June 5th, 2014
Chinese produce giant Joyvio is strengthening its blueberry capabilities across a range of different fronts.
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