August 18, 2014 / Week N° 34

Posts Tagged China

‘We’ll find other markets’, says Aussie cherry grower rep

August 14th, 2014

Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.

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Russian ban a “rare opportunity” for Chinese produce, says Goodfarmer

August 12th, 2014

“We must get ahead now” but be careful not to swarm the Russian market, says a leading Chinese produce exporter.

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Russia: forget about summer blueberries or affordable pears

August 11th, 2014

Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.

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Varieties, productivity at core of likely bumper Washington State apple crop

August 7th, 2014

A key U.S. apple grower group expecting a bumper crop says consumers are ‘looking for a different experience’.

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China ‘does not have a good cold chain network’, says importer

August 6th, 2014

A Hong Kong importer says good shelf life is key for produce in China due to limited cold chain capabilities.

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China re-opens market to California citrus

August 5th, 2014

After a 15-month absence, California’s citrus industry can once again ship its fruit to China.

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Chinese inspectors visit Spanish stonefruit fields

August 5th, 2014

Spanish plums, peaches and possibly grapes are under review for potential export to China.

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Peru anticipates avocado access to key Asian markets next year

August 1st, 2014

Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.

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U.S. improves apple trade with Indonesia but ‘insignificantly’

August 1st, 2014

A U.S. Northwest Horticultural Council representative discusses the state of trade barriers with Indonesia and China at the moment.

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First Aussie seafreight apples to China ‘couldn’t have gone better’

July 29th, 2014

An Australian apple grower looks to ‘broaden’ China-bound exports after the first sea shipment was ‘a big success’.

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Canada: BC Blueberry Council reveals plans for govt export support funds

July 25th, 2014

Canada’ BC Blueberry Council says gaining China and Korea access will be a key use of government funding.

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China: Goodfarmer to develop produce “multinational” status, says Liu Zijie

July 22nd, 2014

Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.

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U.S.: APHIS proposes rule to allow Chinese apple imports

July 18th, 2014

A recent posting on the Federal Register puts China one step closer to gaining access to the U.S. apple market.

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Figs running earlier than ever, says U.S. grower-shipper

July 11th, 2014

From figs to persimmons to chestnuts, U.S.-based Stellar Distributing is on the hunt for new international trade deals.

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Rival aims to shake Huizhan’s hold on China’s imported fruit wholesale market

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.

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Chile signs Chinese agreement allowing avocado exports

July 9th, 2014

Chilean authorities in China have signed the final protocol to permit avocado exports to the Asian country.

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Peruvian asparagus exporters bet on counterseasonal opportunities in China

July 4th, 2014

Peruvian diplomats are lining up Shanghai supermarkets for the first sales of asparagus exports later this year.

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Netherlands: Wageningen research to expand quinoa horizons

July 4th, 2014

New quinoa varieties are growing in France and the Netherlands, while cultivation in Asia is also a possibility.

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China Fruits Corp enters e-commerce fruit market “battle”

July 3rd, 2014

China Fruits Corp has announced it will set up shop with Alibaba’s online sales platform Tmall.

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Xianguomai forges role in Chinese e-commerce produce sector

July 2nd, 2014

Banking on customer experience, a young company is making inroads in China’s booming online fruit market.

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California Citrus Mutual upbeat after positive Chinese visit

July 2nd, 2014

A recent visit of two Chinese officials to Californian citrus groves bodes well for market access negotiations.

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China: Xinjiang Aksu apples hit by regional conflict

July 2nd, 2014

“It takes a lot of guts to travel to Xinjiang alone just to procure local apples,” says trader Chen Haiwen.

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Australia: AHEA awarded Austrade grant

July 1st, 2014

Australia’s AHEA will have access to new funding to boost online communication and trade relationships in Asia.

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First Aussie seafreight apples about to hit mainland China

July 1st, 2014

The first Australian apple shipment via sea to mainland China is due to arrive this week, featuring a newly developed variety.

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Aussie stonefruit industry aims for November access opening in China

June 30th, 2014

The Australian stonefruit sector has been actively promoting itself in China ahead of expected market access approval for nectarines.

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Citrus Australia signs MoU with Chinese retailers

June 27th, 2014

A landmark strategic deal with China’s biggest agricultural distributor is set to be a boost for Aussie citrus exports.

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Canadian cherry growers expect ‘exponential’ China-bound exports

June 23rd, 2014

British Colombia’s cherry growers say the new deal with China is a gigant step for the industry.

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Opinion: assessing Joyvio’s big blueberry bet

June 20th, 2014

China’s soil quality may not be the best, but that hasn’t stopped investors from clamoring to grow blueberries.

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Canada signs Chinese cherry market access deal

June 19th, 2014

Canadian government officials hope blueberries will follow a recent Chinese cherry market access deal.

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Joyvio: ready-to-eat is the next move for Chinese blueberry industry

June 16th, 2014

Joyvio’s Dr. Jin Xixuan looks at some of the challenges of developing ready-to-eat fruit for the Chinese market.

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Surplus worries for China’s booming blueberry industry

June 16th, 2014

One Chinese fruit industry rep has questioned whether blueberries will follow the price falls seen for blackberries and raspberries in 2010.

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China: Tesco-CRE agreement marks strategic investment by both retailers

June 12th, 2014

Retail analysts take an in-depth look at what a partnership may mean for Tesco and China Resources Enterprise.

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China tightens import conditions for Vietnamese and Thai fruit

June 10th, 2014

Thai and Vietnamese dragonfruit, as well as Vietnamese bananas, will be under closer scrutiny from AQSIQ.

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Opinion: what’s going on with Zespri?

June 6th, 2014

Zespri’s public response to its latest legal case is quite strange considering the amount of money in question.

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China: Joyvio building “reserve army for modern agriculture”

June 5th, 2014

Chinese produce giant Joyvio is strengthening its blueberry capabilities across a range of different fronts.

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Blueberry leaf extract lengthens shelf life, study shows

June 5th, 2014

A Chinese-U.S. study shows a substance in blueberry leaves can help extend fruit shelf life and add antioxidants.

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The Packaging Pitch: staring at the future of retail

June 3rd, 2014

Lisa Cork gives a detailed account of her exposure to the Chinese online grocery shopping experience.

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NZ sends first Enza Red kiwifruit to China

May 28th, 2014

A Shanghai Zelun Trading rep is positive about the launch of Enza Red kiwifruit today, and discusses other T&G-owned fruit varieties on their way to China.

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Revenue growth rate almost hits 1000% for China Fruits Corp in Q1

May 23rd, 2014

An increase in franchise stores and a push into foreign markets have helped drive exponential growth for China Fruits Corporation early this year.

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U.S.: Dragonberry Produce bullish on niche apple opportunities in China

May 22nd, 2014

Amy Nguyen is optimistic for selling a range of produce items in China following a recent USDA trade mission visit.

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Chinese buyer shows keen interest in Aussie Pink Lady apples

May 20th, 2014

Shanghai Supafresh’s Zhang Haitong tells of her impressions from a recent visit to Australian apple orchards.

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‘Kudos to the USDA’, says California Citrus Mutual on China protocol

May 9th, 2014

California has reached a supplementary protocol to regain access to the Chinese citrus market, but approval will depend on a technical visit that will likely take place in June.

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Apples and onions bolster NZ horticultural exports in 2013

May 7th, 2014

New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.

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China: Joyvio expands into tea through local deal

April 25th, 2014

After trying its hand at wine, Lenovo-owned Chinese produce power Joyvio is expanding into tea.

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U.S.: C.H. Robinson mulls over Welch’s grape packing in China

April 25th, 2014

With labor shortages at home, C.H. Robinson is considering a grape re-packing set-up in China.

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New Zealand apple trade resumes in China

April 24th, 2014

New Zealand and Chinese authorities have come to an agreement to continue apple shipments.

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Citrus Australia bullish on upcoming export season to China

April 22nd, 2014

Citrus Australia plans a strong season in China this year, including diversification with lemons and grapefruit.

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Study predicts “explosive” growth for Chinese banana powder market

April 21st, 2014

China may only account for a small fraction of the world’s banana powder, but the industry is set for buoyant growth.

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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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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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