July 01, 2015 / Week N° 27

Posts Tagged Japan

“European cuisine” trend driving international lemon demand, says Argentine leader

June 23rd, 2015

From Brazil to India, Argentina’s Federcitrus is busy across four corners of the globe to garner new market access deals for lemons.

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U.S. lemons fare well in key Asian markets

June 8th, 2015

Volumes and prices of U.S. lemons were up in three large Asian markets in the first few months of the year.

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Zespri provides global Psa update

May 15th, 2015

Zespri’s Shane Max says Japanese growers have been reluctant to report Psa out of fear their orchards will be destroyed, while French producers have seen unexpected trunking.

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Peru on the cusp of Japanese avocado market entry

May 12th, 2015

Recent comments made by Japanese Ambassador to Peru, Tatsuya Kabutan, bode well for the country’s avocado exporters.

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Japanese giant strawberry growers enjoy soaring demand

April 6th, 2015

In Japan 243 strawberries varieties have been registered, with 50 news ones since 2011.

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China: Hainan mango growers look to new markets

March 19th, 2015

Hainan mango growers are optimistic about market opportunities in mainland China, South Korea, Japan and Russia.

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Peruvian avocado exporters on track for two new Asian markets

March 6th, 2015

Both China and Japan are one step closer to allowing imports of Peruvian avocados.

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Aussie blueberry growers need urgent protocol support

March 4th, 2015

Australian blueberry growers have prepared a 50-page export strategy, emphasizing an impending oversupply at home.

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Aussie grower expects “balanced” citrus crop for 2015

February 25th, 2015

“I’d prefer an average volume crop of good size to a massive crop of small fruit,” says Seven Fields’ Brett Jackson.

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Colombia: Asoppitaya to expand crop offering

February 23rd, 2015

After making its name in dragonfruit, Colombia’s Asoppitaya plans to move into organic crops and other tropical fruits.

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Indian mango shippers encouraged to supply Japan via APEDA concession

February 20th, 2015

New government support will make the Japanese market much more accessible for India’s mango industry.

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Japan: Kabocha and Yuzu turn heads at Fruit Logistica

February 13th, 2015

Whether it’s edible-skin squash, a unique citrus fruit or fresh wasabi, Japanese horticultural companies are banking on growing overseas interest in their national cuisine.

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AHEA delighted with Australia-Japan FTA ratification

January 15th, 2015

Australia’s second-largest horticultural export destination will now start reducing tariffs on items like citrus fruit, grapes and asparagus.

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Japanese market opens for fumigation-free Chilean cherries

November 20th, 2014

A decision by Japan’s MAFF will now allow for much greater volumes of Chilean cherries this Christmas.

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Chile in the crosshairs of Peruvian mango shippers

November 17th, 2014

Airfrieght shipments are limiting Peruvian mango growth in Japan and China, but Chile holds no such problems.

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South Korea approves Mexican lime imports

November 11th, 2014

South Korea has finally opened the door to Persian limes from Mexico, with table grapes next in line for approval.

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Toshiba kicks off vegetable production in high-tech ‘clean room’ farm

October 1st, 2014

Toshiba says the crops grown in its near-sterile factory in Japan will have extended shelf-life and superior freshness.

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Canada and Japan reach organic equivalency deal

September 24th, 2014

As of January 2015, Japan and Canada will be able to trade organic produce without the need for further certification.

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Mexico enjoys colossal growth in key avocado export markets

August 12th, 2014

Mexico’s avocado shipments to its three biggest importers increased by around a third from January to June.

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Singapore: Panasonic pilot to supply premium veggies to Japanese restaurants

August 4th, 2014

Panasonic believes indoor farming will lead to more affordable premium Japanese crops in Singapore.

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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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Drastic fall for exports of Argentine mandarins, oranges

July 2nd, 2014

An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.

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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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Australia: AHEA responds to bearish government trade forecast

June 23rd, 2014

AHEA is optimistic for Australia’s horticultural exports despite government forecasts for a reduction in 2014-15.

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Peruvian citrus varieties pass the bar for Japan-bound export

June 11th, 2014

SENASA has found cold treatment eliminated fruit fly pests, paving the way for shipments to Japan.

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Peruvian citrus projections squeeze up again

May 21st, 2014

Peru’s latest citrus export expectations have been lifted since April, while a fresh market access deal edges closer.

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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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Chinese market to be tariff-free for Peruvian grapes in 2015

May 2nd, 2014

China and South Korea will be tariff-free for Peruvian table grapes next year, while work continues to open up the Japanese market.

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Honduras eyes Japan for increased melon exports

May 2nd, 2014

Honduras hopes to increase its melon export campaign by two million boxes this season.

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First Aussie grapes arrive in Japan

April 16th, 2014

The first exports of Australian table grapes to Japan marks the country’s second produce milestone in a week.

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U.S. proposes new rules for Philippine mangoes, Japanese oranges

April 11th, 2014

A relaxation in requirements could see more parts of Japan and the Philippines shipping fruit to the U.S.

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Australian citrus, nuts and cherries to benefit from Japan FTA

April 10th, 2014

Mandarins, oranges and macadamia nuts are a few Australian products expected to profit from the Japan FTA.

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Australia reaches FTA with Japan

April 7th, 2014

Horticulture is expected to be one of many beneficiary industries from an Australia-Japan FTA.

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“There’s a lot of room for growth” in blueberries, says USHBC

March 18th, 2014

After last week’s IBO conference in Mexico, two experts revealed plans for building blueberry demand.

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Argentina prepares first orange shipments for Japan

February 14th, 2014

After a decade of talks, Argentina will be able to ship fresh oranges and mandarins to Japan.

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Mexico expects new Asian citrus markets in 2014

January 7th, 2014

An impending South Korea lime deal is one of a raft of new market openings slated by the Mexican government.

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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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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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Tough rules continue impeding Indian mango exports to Japan

December 12th, 2013

Indian authorities expect a decline in the country’s mango shipments this year in the face of difficult protocol measures in destination markets.

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Japan hopes for higher volume of Florida grapefruit

December 5th, 2013

Japan is Florida’s top grapefruit export market but volume in recent years has suffered.

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Japan’s declining fruit industry captures international interest

November 26th, 2013

The U.S. has taken interest in Japan’s fruit market due to the Asian nation’s declining national supply.

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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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Japan: technique could bear apples in one year’s time

October 22nd, 2013

A Japanese research team says it has found a method to produce fruit from apple trees in about a year.

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Opinion: enter the Green Dragon apple

October 18th, 2013

Karen Caplan from Frieda’s Specialty Produce says not all heirloom apples were created equal.

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Sugar metrics guide Japanese fruit purchases

October 18th, 2013

Consumers are focusing in on brix levels before making purchases in Japan’s demanding fruit market.

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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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U.S. and Japan agree to organic equivalency

September 30th, 2013

The U.S. and Japan have joined forces on certification to establish equivalency across a US$36 billion organic sector.

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Japan: Sharp Corp ventures into Middle East strawberries

September 24th, 2013

First Lenovo, now another Asian technology giant is moving into the world of horticulture.

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Peru grants approval for Korea pear and pepper imports

September 12th, 2013

A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.

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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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Japan cherry and peach growth prospects look “grim”, says USDA

August 29th, 2013

An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.

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Peru keeps high hopes for Japanese avocado market

August 7th, 2013

Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.

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Mexico makes advances in Japan

July 19th, 2013

Mexican horticultural exporters are viewing several Asian countries as “high value” markets.

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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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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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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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Dole makes big sale in part of debt payment plan

April 2nd, 2013

Dole will play a much smaller role for certain commodities, following a major transfer to ITOCHU Corp.

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Japan ships first yuzu limes to Europe

December 6th, 2012

Culinary curiosity has sparked a niche market for Japanese yuzu limes.

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Japan approves market entry for Peruvian avocados

December 5th, 2012

Japan has joined Peru’s list of available avocado market destinations without cold treatment.

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‘Crises won’t last forever’, says Philippine banana chief

November 20th, 2012

Philippine banana exports to China are recovering, while strategies look to Russia, Europe and the U.S.

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Fressure Foods wants ‘Australasian leadership’ in procesed avocados

October 12th, 2012

Fressure Foods is harnessing New Zealand’s avocado crop surplus with value adding profitability.

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Peru sees Camu-camu exports soar thanks to U.S. demand

October 5th, 2012

Peru’s Camu-camu exports have increased thanks to a growing appetite for dry extracts of the fruit.

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Japanese giant aims to buy Dole’s Asian fruit and veg arm

September 14th, 2012

Dole has responded to claims Japan’s Itochu is set to buy its Asian fruits and vegetable division.

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Chile predicts 32% rise in cherry exports

August 31st, 2012

Chile’s cherry exports are set to rise significantly as China and Japan lower their import tariffs.

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Colombia capitalizes on mango export entry in Japan

August 14th, 2012

Colombia has started exporting mangoes to Japan after gaining access late last month.

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Peru poised to explore new mandarin markets

July 30th, 2012

Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.

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Argentine breakthrough for Japanese citrus market negotiations

July 25th, 2012

A Japanese inspector has given the nod to Argentina’s cold treatment practices for oranges and mandarins.

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Peru secures most buyers for 2012-13 mango campaign

July 10th, 2012

Peru has locked in the majority of its forthcoming mango shipments in Europe and the U.S.

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NZ scientist warns of multiple Chinese Psa strain threat

July 5th, 2012

New Zealand scientist Russell Poulter draws conclusions after Psa sequencing from strains across four continents.

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Pakistan sends first mango shipments to South Korea

July 4th, 2012

Pakistan is convinced its inaugural mango shipments to South Korea will be well received.

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U.S. blueberry shipment warning from Japan

June 14th, 2012

The U.S. blueberry industry is working with Japanese authorities to solve an excess residue issue.

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Asiatic pear genome sequence breakthrough

June 7th, 2012

Scientists hope to exploit the potential of an Asiatic pear variety as its genome has now been sequenced.

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International group sequences tomato genome

June 4th, 2012

Researchers from around the globe have put together a genome sequence for the common tomato.

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Australian growers slow navel picking to prevent market glut

May 24th, 2012

Australian navel orange producers have decided to slow down production to avoid a saturated market.

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SA grapefruit growers opting for juicing over exports

May 21st, 2012

South Africa’s small grapefruit sizes are causing export headaches this season.

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Pakistan’s mango crop to suffer in wake of long winter

May 14th, 2012

Tariq Khan explains the infrastructure and export obstacles facing Pakistani mango growers.

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Peruvian president’s Asian trip set to open fruit export doors

May 8th, 2012

Peruvian president Ollanta Humala’s visit to Asia this week is expected to broaden the country’s exports.

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Japan to get a taste of Australian red grapefruits

May 7th, 2012

Australia’s first grapefruit shipment to Japan is a healthy diversification for growers facing low demand at home.

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NZ: Zespri raises 2012 kiwifruit forecast

March 20th, 2012

Zespri will soon ship its first kiwifruit for the season to Japan.

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Chile’s Summerkiwi cultivar shows sweet promise

March 12th, 2012

Chilean producers are upbeat about their Summerkiwi cultivar expecting to double exports this season.

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Peru’s Cavendish Valery bananas boost exports

February 24th, 2012

Peru’s bananas prove an export hit in The Netherlands recording a 36% increase in shipments.

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Big leap for Mexican fruit exports in 2011

February 21st, 2012

Mexico’s fruit exports have shown strong growth of nearly 19% with avocados as the top performer.

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Aussie citrus growers press for Brazilian orange juice import tests

January 16th, 2012

The Australian citrus industry hopes the government will follow the U.S. in testing Brazilian juice imports.

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U.S. authorities to test Brazilian orange juice imports

January 13th, 2012

U.S. moves to test orange juice for pesticides have caught Brazilian exporters by surprise.

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Opinion: new NZKGI president sends global Psa message

January 4th, 2012

NZKGI president Neil Trebilco details the 2011 experience of kiwifruit disease Psa and what can be learned for 2012.

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Lack of transparency hurting NZ avocado returns, claims expert

December 30th, 2011

New Zealand’s bumper avocado crop has led to lower prices, exacerbated by poor market information.

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Peru sends first mangoes to Japan for the season

December 28th, 2011

Peru’s weekly mango exports have more than tripled since the start of December.

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Mexico’s guava exports to the U.S. continue to rise

December 28th, 2011

Mexico has staked its guava-exporting claim in the U.S. market.

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Peru’s organic exports double over four years

December 27th, 2011

Peru’s organic exports have skyrocketed as the country continues to look for new markets.

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Chilean walnut producers look to Asia, Middle East for export promise

December 23rd, 2011

Chile’s walnut growers and exporters predict a bright future.

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Mexico on strawberry export roll

December 21st, 2011

Mexico has intensified its strawberry production to post record exports.

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Fruit flies’ future looks bleak due to genetic science

December 15th, 2011

The fruit fly headache for mango exporters could be a thing of the past thanks to genetic engineering.

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Chile needs constant export supply, says avocado expert

December 12th, 2011

Chilean avocado producers have to keep their eye on the bigger picture and keep a steady flow of exports.

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Japan invests in Brazil’s lemon growing Jaíba region

November 25th, 2011

One of Brazil’s key lemon and fruit growing areas is to gain US$3 million to improve post harvesting practices.

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NZ: Zespri to push for lifting of kiwifruit import taxes in Asia

November 17th, 2011

Zespri´s chief executive has announced a campaign to lift kiwifruit export tariffs in Asia.

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Mexican lime exports to overcome HLB threat

November 3rd, 2011

A leading Mexican packing industry figure says the country’s lime exports should be fine despite HLB.

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Mexico ready for Japanese mango protocols

October 6th, 2011

Mexico is ready to comply with Japan’s new mango importer protocols, providing buyers continue to foot the bill.

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European crisis spells doubts for SA fruit exporters

September 16th, 2011

South African fruit exporters have raised concerns about their prospects in Europe due to the debt crisis.

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South Africa hails Japanese grapefruit campaign

August 22nd, 2011

A South African grapefruit promotion campaign in Japan has showed improved results over the season.

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NZ expects record avocado exports

July 20th, 2011

New Zealand may only export a small amount of avocadoes by global standards, but this year growers are forecasting a record crop.

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Australian Sumo citrus headed for Japan, U.S.

July 15th, 2011

Australian growers are expected to start exports of a Japanese-developed fruit called Sumo citrus this week.

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Aussie stonefruit to expand Asian scope

June 16th, 2011

Australia’s stonefruit industry is out to capture Asian markets with shorter shipping timeframes than its competitors.

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Asia demand strong, kiwifruit harvest delayed for Zespri

May 19th, 2011

NZ kiwifruit company Zespri says the season has got off to a slow start, but demand has been strong in Asia.

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South Korea opens doors to Peruvian grapes

May 18th, 2011

Peru’s rapidly-growing grape export industry will now have access to the South Korean market.

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Chile: blueberry export growth highest to U.S. West Coast and Netherlands

May 13th, 2011

Chile’s blueberry exports to the U.S., the Netherlands and Asia rose dramatically in 2010-11.

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Different varieties to open ‘new chapter’ for Chilean kiwifruit

May 9th, 2011

Chile has ramped up its kiwifruit portfolio with three different varieties.

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NZ set for record avocado crop

April 15th, 2011

New Zealand’s post-harvest companies can no longer consider avocadoes a secondary crop to kiwifruit, says businessman.

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SA exports first Barlinka grapes to Japan

April 12th, 2011

South African producers have finally sent Barlinka grape shipments to South Africa after waiting 25 years, with successful results for phytosanitary tests.

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Panama expands pineapple exports to Russia and Turkey

February 28th, 2011

Panama is set to double pineapple exports next year with new markets in Russia and Turkey, with potential expansion into Japan and other Asian countries.


Mexico to boost Japan exports

February 24th, 2011

Mexico and Japan have united to bolster food exports and cooperative technical arrangements.

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Peru-Japan FTA to boost trade by $5B in 2011

February 11th, 2011

Peru’s lucrative export market to Japan is about to get bigger with an FTA on the cards for June, which is set to boost trade by $5 billion.

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Australia to export grapefruits to Japan

February 4th, 2011

Western Australia meets Japanese standards to export grapefruits, while on the other side of the country, fruit fly outbreaks have been recorded in Mildura and Swan Hill.

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Chile’s farmers to compete with California nuts in Asia

January 20th, 2011

Chile’s nut union plans to double production by 2015, with plans to open new markets in Japan and South Korea.

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Peru hopes study opens Japan to citrus, grapes

January 4th, 2011

The study looks to detail cold treatment procedures on citrus and table grapes being carried out under Japanese protocol in Peru.

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