March 06, 2014 / Week N° 10
March 3rd, 2014
Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.
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.
Myanmar’s government has plans for several wholesale fruit markets to increase access to China.
Shandong Goodfarmer’s Liu Zijie outlines some of the company’s trading operations and plans.
February 17th, 2014
Although new to China, U.S., Western-style pears have already exceeded volume expectations.
February 12th, 2014
Chinese authorities will be visiting Mexico very soon to inspect berry orchards as part of trade talks.
Peru expects to surpass its export record for fruit products in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
January 29th, 2014
Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.
January 14th, 2014
Peru has big expectations as a grape provider to the Chinese market.
Chinese app WeChat, now with 100 million users, has given fruit a prominent position in its ‘Selected products’ section.
January 9th, 2014
Australian companies will now be able to export grape seeds to China following a recent agreement.
An area the size of Maryland has been deemed unfit for farming due to pollution in China.
January 2nd, 2014
Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.
December 31st, 2013
U.S. apples could soon regain access to China but the future remains unclear.
December 27th, 2013
Rabobank Asia’s Paul Chen says Chilean fruit exporters care too much about volume
December 17th, 2013
China’s Fruitday.com teamed up with TMall.com to bank in on an online sales blitz on Nov. 11.
A Chilean nectarine exporter has urged for a protocol to protect fruit in the growing Chinese market.
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
American Airlines’ Carmen Taylor discusses new produce flight routes and the investment needed to keep perishables in top condition.
December 13th, 2013
China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.
December 12th, 2013
An Australian preselection inspection of Chinese apples has proven successful for grower Huarong Guoye.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
December 5th, 2013
Agroban’s Manuel Romero sees possible competitive advantages for Ecuadorian bananas in China.
December 3rd, 2013
Three Chinese provinces have been approved to export apples to Chile.
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.
November 28th, 2013
Beef and dairy companies have dominated the agribusiness part of the Australian Export Awards in recent years, but not in 2013.
November 27th, 2013
After losing market access in April, California citrus may once again be welcome in China.
November 25th, 2013
Chile may raise its prune exports to Asia by up to 14% this season.
November 22nd, 2013
The Chilean blueberry industry will undertake a range of initiatives to boost consumption in China and South Korea.
November 20th, 2013
Peru’s Provid has announced grape export expectations for this season, and hopes for Japanese market access by 2015.
November 19th, 2013
China’s Legend Holdings has reported strong kiwifruit volume from its agricultural division.
November 15th, 2013
The Argentine pome fruit industry hopes a new protocol will finally open up access to the Chinese market.
November 13th, 2013
A Chinese company is investing more than US$800,000 in an organic blueberry project in the northeastern province of Jilin.
November 8th, 2013
Brazil has achieved a breakthrough agreement to ship corn directly to the Chinese mainland.
November 7th, 2013
Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.
November 1st, 2013
A government initiative has helped five north-central Chilean blueberry growers band up to export their fruit.
October 29th, 2013
A call for an enquiry into New Zealand’s kiwifruit system touches on “information monopoly”, grower share imbalance and UPOV.
October 28th, 2013
A Chinese report has surprised many for its boldness, tackling reform issues in farmland and currency markets.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
WIth low valuations and low debt, China’s produce industry presents great possibilities for cross-border M&A activity.
October 19th, 2013
A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.
October 15th, 2013
With big volume and large fruit, U.S. pears are making a splash in their first full season in China.
October 11th, 2013
Chinese importers discuss a watershed moment in Shanghai and some evolving fruit industry trends.
October 10th, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is optimistic a free trade deal can soon be reached with China.
October 9th, 2013
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
October 4th, 2013
Georgia pecans have received high demand from China, but can the U.S. state keep up?
Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.
Mercosur could end a protective tariff on garlic, putting the Brazilian industry on alert.
October 3rd, 2013
A major Chilean blueberry shipper to China has expanded its horizons in the Far East with a Qingdao office.
September 30th, 2013
Companies from China and Costa Rica plan to develop new watermelons that are resistant to the bacteria Acidovorax avenae.
China has completed a pest risk analysis for Pakistani mangoes and signed a new export protocol.
September 25th, 2013
The New Zealand apple industry has taken precautionary action after post-harvest rot was found in consignments for China.
September 24th, 2013
Hot on the heels of mangoes, another subtropical fruit has been approved for export from Australia to the U.S.
September 20th, 2013
Peru’s Alvaro Diaz hopes anti-dumping investigations against China don’t hurt a booming grape trade.
September 13th, 2013
Chile’s strawberries and blackberries are on the resurgence in frozen form.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
August 27th, 2013
Ecuadorian mangoes and pineapples could find a greater place in the Chinese market.
August 26th, 2013
Australia’s grape export season is still several months away but registrations and protocol training are just around the corner.
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.
August 9th, 2013
Talks are underway to potentially form China’s largest multi-platform retailer with sales upward of US$15 billion.
August 5th, 2013
A Chinese website is flying in U.S. cherries to meet strong demand for the fruit.
August 2nd, 2013
The California citrus industry is working to re-open the Chinese market before next season.
July 30th, 2013
Northeast China’s largest retailer has signed a 10-year deal to source tropical fruit from a Malaysian company.
July 25th, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri was upbeat about the fight against Psa and the company’s possibilities in China.
July 18th, 2013
A Chinese court has upheld charges against a Zespri subsidiary in a kiwifruit smuggling case.
July 8th, 2013
China’s Zhanyu Yao explains how the nation has resisted drought through cloud seeding.
June 27th, 2013
Vine-killing disease Psa-V may be to blame for a big drop in Zespri’s kiwifruit exports to China.
June 26th, 2013
U.S. garlic importer I Love Produce expects a very different year for imports of the crop from China.
Citrus Australia has seen a sharp uptick in orange demand in China, and is optimistic for U.S. prospects under the new import system.
June 19th, 2013
A FEPEX spokesperson discusses the difficulties of Chinese produce import protocols.
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.
June 13th, 2013
Spain’s FEPEX says China’s phytosanitary measures “mask an extremely effective protectionist policy”.
June 7th, 2013
A range of Chilean horticultural and meat products will now be allowed into China after authorities announced phytosanitary approval.
Chile’s Carlos Cruzat says kiwifruit marketer Zespri is testing the limits of fair competition in Japan and South Korea.
A FAO initiative to protect traditional agriculture has incorporated two fruit sites from China that grow grapes and torreya fruit.
May 27th, 2013
Aneberries hopes to finalize talks to enter China, following an announcement of direct flights between Guadalajara and Hong Kong.
May 17th, 2013
U.S. and Chinese researchers have put together a draft kiwifruit genome which is now available.
May 10th, 2013
Latin America, the Caribbean and China are teaming up on food security efforts.
May 7th, 2013
Although Chilean avocados would face a tough market in China, an industry representative believes in the market’s opportunities.
April 25th, 2013
The parent company of China’s top blueberry business is looking pushing for new suppliers to fill key fruit selling windows.
April 24th, 2013
Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.
April 23rd, 2013
Jim Archer discusses discrepancies between Chinese interceptions and the ban on Washington apples.
April 17th, 2013
A Chinese business linked to Lenovo has kicked off international fruit sourcing plans with a joint venture in South America.
The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.
Chinese brown rot concerns have put Californian citrus exporters in a precarious position.
April 2nd, 2013
New Zealand’s Zespri will challenge a recent Chinese court decision over alleged kiwifruit smuggling.
March 27th, 2013
Chinese authorities have placed a detention order on a senior Zespri official.
March 26th, 2013
Special government perks have gone a long way for one Shanghai imported produce wholesale market.
March 25th, 2013
We take an in-depth look at China’s fruit and vegetable trends highlighted at PMA Fresh Connections in Shanghai.
A Chilean grape industry leader believes China will follow South Korea’s lead towards seedless grape varieties.
March 22nd, 2013
Zespri and one of its employees have been found guilty in China of violating customs laws.
March 19th, 2013
The diminishing relevance of Hong Kong as a point of entry for fruit into mainland China was a key issue at Fresh Connections today.
March 18th, 2013
Shanghai showed off its broad range of produce market formats to Fresh Connections China participants today.
March 11th, 2013
Growing populations in China and India are driving food security pressures and demand for ammonia-based fertilizers.
February 20th, 2013
Horticulture New Zealand calls out AUSVEG on accusations about sub-standard, Chinese produce.
February 12th, 2013
Peru expects three new agricultural products to gain access in China very soon.
February 1st, 2013
As U.S. pears enter China for the first time a key challenge will be winning over consumer hearts.
January 18th, 2013
New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri has expressed its disturbance at having been let down in China by an independent importer.
December 31st, 2012
Better understanding of Prunus mume could help breeders improve future Rosaceae family fruits.
December 27th, 2012
After years of talks, the U.S. will open its doors to Chinese sand pears in the beginning of the new year.
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