April 17, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged China

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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First Aussie apples arrive in China

April 9th, 2014

A lower Australian dollar has helped make Tasmanian apple shipments to China more viable.

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PLU codes capture retailer interest in China

April 7th, 2014

PMA’s Ed Treacy says PLU codes could add value to China’s fruit sales – if China is ready for them.

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How China’s Fruitday.com won over ClearVue Partners

April 4th, 2014

While many Chinese ecommerce sites have emerged in recent years, Fruitday.com has stood out for fresh produce.

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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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Chinese supermarket appeals to high-end fruit consumers

April 2nd, 2014

Imported fruit may come at a price, but China’s Ole’ stores satisfy a niche once unavailable to premium buyers.

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PMA Fresh Connections China: the future of e-commerce

March 26th, 2014

E-commerce offers tremendous growth and import opportunities in China, said panelists at PMA Fresh Connections.

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NZ: Zespri expects China kiwifruit growth this season

March 24th, 2014

Zespri is on the cusp of signing a new importer in China, where executive Simon Limmer looks at the season ahead.

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Papyrus Australia to process banana fiber in China

March 17th, 2014

An Australian company is set to bring its value-added banana technology to the Chinese island of Hainan.

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Uruguay looks to win back Chinese citrus market

March 14th, 2014

Cold treatment requirements have complicated Uruguayan citrus shipments to China.

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Dutch growers gear up for China-bound pear exports

March 11th, 2014

Frugi Venta’s Inge Ribbens looks at a range of market opening negotiations in the works.

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Mexico’s berry production complies with China’s rules, says AQSIQ

March 11th, 2014

Mexico’s berry industry has been hopeful for Chinese blackberry access in 2014, but raspberries could be in line too.

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China: Kashgar Airport to become designated fruit entry point for Xinjiang

March 3rd, 2014

Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.

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China: Foshan to raise EU-bound litchi exports in 2014

February 20th, 2014

It may receive a fraction of what is sent to the U.S., but the EU is set to import more litchis this year from one of China’s leading shippers of the fruit.

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Plans underway for Myanmar’s first wholesale fruit market

February 20th, 2014

Myanmar’s government has plans for several wholesale fruit markets to increase access to China.

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China: Shandong Goodfarmer to boost sourcing for European market

February 20th, 2014

Shandong Goodfarmer’s Liu Zijie outlines some of the company’s trading operations and plans.

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U.S. pears surpass expectations in China

February 17th, 2014

Although new to China, U.S., Western-style pears have already exceeded volume expectations.

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Mexico: Aneberries hopes for October market opening in China

February 12th, 2014

Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.

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Grapes lead Peruvian fresh market growth in China

February 12th, 2014

Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.

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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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Peru looks to take second spot as grape supplier in China

January 14th, 2014

Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.

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Chinese smartphone app adopts fruit sales pitch

January 14th, 2014

Chinese app WeChat, now with 100 million users, has given fruit a prominent position in its ‘Selected products’ section.

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Aussie grape seeds gain access to Chinese market

January 9th, 2014

Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.

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Pollution impedes farming on 3.33M hectares, says Chinese govt

January 9th, 2014

An area the size of Maryland has been deemed unfit for farming due to pollution in China.

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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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Nothing certain for U.S. apples in China

December 31st, 2013

U.S. apples could soon regain access to China but the future remains unclear.

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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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Chinese online fruit company cashes in on Singles’ Day

December 17th, 2013

China’s Fruitday.com teamed up with TMall.com to bank in on an online sales blitz on Nov. 11.

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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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China: Australian trade mission bolsters produce ties

December 16th, 2013

A Best Exhibitor Award for Australia Fresh at a Beijing trade fair represents a “significant step forward” for links with China’s CIQA

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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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China: Australian inspectors approve Shanxi apples

December 12th, 2013

An Australian preselection inspection of Chinese apples has proven successful for grower Huarong Guoye.

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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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Ecuador begins first banana shipments to China

December 5th, 2013

Agroban’s Manuel Romero sees possible competitive advantages for Ecuadorian bananas in China.

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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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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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Walnuts Australia wins top gong for agriculture in export awards

November 28th, 2013

Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.

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California-China citrus agreement nears final stages

November 27th, 2013

After losing market access in April, California citrus may once again be welcome in China.

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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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Peru: Provid forecasts steady rise for grape exports

November 20th, 2013

Peru’s Provid has announced grape export expectations for this season, and hopes for Japanese market access by 2015.

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China’s tech sector enjoys fruit of kiwifruit harvest

November 19th, 2013

China’s Legend Holdings has reported strong kiwifruit volume from its agricultural division.

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Argentina expects new pome fruit protocol with China

November 15th, 2013

The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.

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Chinese company invests in organic blueberry export scheme

November 13th, 2013

A Chinese company is investing more than US$800,000 in an organic blueberry project in the northeastern province of Jilin.

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China opens access for Brazilian corn exports

November 8th, 2013

Brazil has achieved a breakthrough agreement to ship corn directly to the Chinese mainland.

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Mission Produce to push avocado reach in China through partnership

November 7th, 2013

Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.

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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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IKGA calls for independent enquiry into Zespri, NZ kiwifruit regulations

October 29th, 2013

A call for an enquiry into New Zealand’s kiwifruit system touches on “information monopoly”, grower share imbalance and UPOV.

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Farmland and currency key in “unprecedented” Chinese reforms

October 28th, 2013

A Chinese report has surprised many for its boldness, tackling reform issues in farmland and currency markets.

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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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U.S. pears hit the road in China

October 15th, 2013

With big volume and large fruit, U.S. pears are making a splash in their first full season in China.

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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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Australian govt hopes for China FTA within 12 months

October 10th, 2013

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is optimistic a free trade deal can soon be reached with China.

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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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U.S.: China makes its mark on Georgia pecan industry

October 4th, 2013

Georgia pecans have received high demand from China, but can the U.S. state keep up?

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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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Brazil braces before decision on Chinese garlic imports

October 4th, 2013

Mercosur could end a protective tariff on garlic, putting the Brazilian industry on alert.

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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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China, Costa Rica to develop more resilient melons and watermelons

September 30th, 2013

Companies from China and Costa Rica plan to develop new watermelons that are resistant to the bacteria Acidovorax avenae.

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China releases phytosanitary requirements for Pakistani mangoes

September 30th, 2013

China has completed a pest risk analysis for Pakistani mangoes and signed a new export protocol.

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NZ suspends apple exports to China

September 25th, 2013

The New Zealand apple industry has taken precautionary action after post-harvest rot was found in consignments for China.

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U.S. approves access for Aussie litchis

September 24th, 2013

Hot on the heels of mangoes, another subtropical fruit has been approved for export from Australia to the U.S.

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Growth continues for Peruvian grapes despite roadblocks

September 20th, 2013

Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.

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Report highlights export potential for Chilean strawberries, blackberries

September 13th, 2013

Chile’s strawberries and blackberries are on the resurgence in frozen form.

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Mexico needs better fruit shipping services, says Cocanmex

August 29th, 2013

Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.

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Chinese market grows for Ecuadorian foods

August 27th, 2013

Ecuadorian mangoes and pineapples could find a greater place in the Chinese market.

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Aussie grape growers gear up for Asian export season

August 26th, 2013

Australia’s grape export season is still several months away but registrations and protocol training are just around the corner.

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Chinese apple market “very interesting” this year, says importer

August 13th, 2013

Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.

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Tesco signs MoU with Chinese retailer

August 9th, 2013

Talks are underway to potentially form China’s largest multi-platform retailer with sales upward of US$15 billion.

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Fresh U.S. cherries arrive direct to Chinese homes

August 5th, 2013

A Chinese website is flying in U.S. cherries to meet strong demand for the fruit.

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U.S.: California looks to ease Chinese citrus doubts

August 2nd, 2013

The California citrus industry is working to re-open the Chinese market before next season.

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Chinese chain signs US$1.2B deal with Malaysian tropical fruit supplier

July 30th, 2013

Northeast China’s largest retailer has signed a 10-year deal to source tropical fruit from a Malaysian company.

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Zespri optimistic about Psa, future in China

July 25th, 2013

New Zealand’s Zespri was upbeat about the fight against Psa and the company’s possibilities in China.

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Ruling in Zespri smuggling case upheld by Chinese court

July 18th, 2013

A Chinese court has upheld charges against a Zespri subsidiary in a kiwifruit smuggling case.

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China: fighting drought through weather modification

July 8th, 2013

China’s Zhanyu Yao explains how the nation has resisted drought through cloud seeding.

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NZ: Zespri anticipates decline in Chinese kiwifruit market

June 27th, 2013

Vine-killing disease Psa-V may be to blame for a big drop in Zespri’s kiwifruit exports to China.

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Bumper garlic crop expected for China

June 26th, 2013

U.S. garlic importer I Love Produce expects a very different year for imports of the crop from China.

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Chinese demand “phenomenal”, says Citrus Australia

June 26th, 2013

Citrus Australia has seen a sharp uptick in orange demand in China, and is optimistic for U.S. prospects under the new import system.

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Spanish group slams Chinese ‘protectionism’

June 19th, 2013

A FEPEX spokesperson discusses the difficulties of Chinese produce import protocols.

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Canadian cherry exporters ready for Chinese market premiere

June 17th, 2013

Canadian cherry exporters are already preparing to sell their fruit in China, while access for another key fruit is also in the works.

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Spanish govt pushes for Chinese stonefruit market access

June 13th, 2013

Spain’s FEPEX says China’s phytosanitary measures “mask an extremely effective protectionist policy”.

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Chinese market opens for new Chilean fruits

June 7th, 2013

A range of Chilean horticultural and meat products will now be allowed into China after authorities announced phytosanitary approval.

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Chilean kiwifruit volumes plummet in Japan, South Korea

June 7th, 2013

Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.

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Traditional Chinese fruit sites put on FAO heritage list

June 7th, 2013

A FAO initiative to protect traditional agriculture has incorporated two fruit sites from China that grow grapes and torreya fruit.

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Asia firmly in sights of Mexican berry sector

May 27th, 2013

Aneberries hopes to finalize talks to enter China, following an announcement of direct flights between Guadalajara and Hong Kong.

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Researchers sequence draft kiwifruit genome

May 17th, 2013

U.S. and Chinese researchers have put together a draft kiwifruit genome which is now available.

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U.N.: Latin America and China form food alliance

May 10th, 2013

Latin America, the Caribbean and China are teaming up on food security efforts.

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Chilean industry weighs up avocado exports to China

May 7th, 2013

Although Chilean avocados would face a tough market in China, an industry representative believes in the market’s opportunities.

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China short on blueberries for key national festival

April 25th, 2013

The parent company of China’s top blueberry business is looking pushing for new suppliers to fill key fruit selling windows.

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Markets remain uncertain for South African citrus exports

April 24th, 2013

Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.

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Chinese ban on Washington apples ‘doesn’t make sense’

April 23rd, 2013

Jim Archer discusses discrepancies between Chinese interceptions and the ban on Washington apples.

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Chinese ag giant bets on Chilean premium fruit

April 17th, 2013

A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.

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SPS measures holding back U.S. produce exports to Asia

April 17th, 2013

The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.

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Chinese citrus ban leaves California scrambling for answers

April 17th, 2013

Chinese brown rot concerns have put Californian citrus exporters in a precarious position.

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Zespri to appeal Shanghai customs case

April 2nd, 2013

New Zealand’s Zespri will challenge a recent Chinese court decision over alleged kiwifruit smuggling.

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NZ parliament debates impacts of Zespri smuggling case

March 27th, 2013

Chinese authorities have placed a detention order on a senior Zespri official.

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Inside Shanghai’s top wholesale produce import market

March 26th, 2013

Special government perks have gone a long way for one Shanghai imported produce wholesale market.

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