January 22, 2015 / Week N° 04
September 10th, 2014
The European Commission has said its aid scheme designed to support farmers affected by the Russian ban ‘has to be closed due to a disproportionate surge in claims’.
August 8th, 2014
Russia’s ban on EU fruit imports has coincided with expectations for a significantly bigger apple crop.
August 4th, 2014
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) talks about plans to overcome the EU’s recent vegetable import ban.
August 1st, 2014
New EU organic certification rules threaten to derail mixed crop farming through a purist approach.
July 23rd, 2014
Nut exporters could reap the fruits of the EU’s plans to raise maximum residue limits for one chemical.
July 22nd, 2014
The EU is looking to put tougher sanctions on Russia in a bid to stop the flow of weapons into the Ukraine.
July 21st, 2014
Fruit and vegetable packers and processors who sell their products in Europe will need to be aware of new rules for quaternary ammonium compounds.
April 2nd, 2014
The European Union will seek to establish its first “harmonized methodology” to assess pesticide risk.
December 9th, 2013
With fruit and vegetable consumption declining in Europe, policy makers have been called up to change nutrition policy.
November 29th, 2013
After a season of intense debate, the EU has implemented a ban on one of its leading sources of citrus fruit.
November 26th, 2013
The Australian citrus industry has urged the EFSA not to block South African fruit over citrus black spot concerns.
September 12th, 2013
A new Colombian department is ready to jump on the country’s fast-moving Hass avocado export bandwagon.
September 11th, 2013
The U.K. government has rejected the science behind an EU neonicotinoid ban but will have to implement it anyway.
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 16th, 2013
More EU interceptions of the controversial citrus black spot disease had been recorded for Argentina than South Africa.
July 2nd, 2013
Budget cuts are the order of the day in Europe, but Freshfel is upbeat about a possible rise in funds for the School Fruit Scheme.
June 11th, 2013
South Africa’s Ambassador to Belgium has publicly raised the issue of European Union protectionism towards his country’s citrus exports.
April 30th, 2013
A ban on neonicotinoids is set to go ahead in Europe even though a qualified majority was unable to be reached.
April 24th, 2013
Doubt from the European Union and China has created new questions for South African citrus.
March 21st, 2013
The U.K. will now have the right to dictate its environmental farming policy under an agreement with the E.U.
March 15th, 2013
European produce consumption has fallen in recent years but some countries have bucked the trend.
The EU has granted US$1.8 million to benefit East African agricultural development.
February 1st, 2013
The E.U. may restrict three insecticides on crops that attract honeybees.
November 9th, 2012
The E.U. and Latin America were able to end the longest-running dispute in multilateral trading history.
Disease detection has forced Brazil to cease orange shipments to Europe.
June 6th, 2012
An historic organic equivalency agreement between the U.S. and the European Union is now active.
January 5th, 2012
SA growers are selling their earliest pear variety to canning factories to avoid overlapping with Europe.
January 3rd, 2012
South Africa’s nascent pomegranate export industry is set to grow by 25% next year.
January 2nd, 2012
Blueberry production and quality was up in Argentina’s blueberry heartland of Tucumán in 2011.
December 28th, 2011
South Africa is expecting a good pome fruit crop but is looking for alternative markets to Europe for its pears.
December 21st, 2011
Peru has maintained its level of asparagus exports despite a decrease in sales to the U.S.
Mexico has intensified its strawberry production to post record exports.
December 20th, 2011
The Peruvian Government has proposed significant labor law changes that will raise costs for growers.
December 16th, 2011
South Africa has significantly increased its stonefruit exports this season, thanks to short Northern Hemisphere supply.
December 15th, 2011
Brazilian orange juice shipments are expected to increase despite lower crop yields.
December 12th, 2011
Chilean avocado producers have to keep their eye on the bigger picture and keep a steady flow of exports.
December 9th, 2011
The future looks bright for Pakistan’s mango growers who are developing new markets from the U.S. to South America.
December 7th, 2011
Chilean producers are worried that a glut of kiwifruit in Europe in April and May could lead to lower prices.
November 24th, 2011
South African grape producers are positive about this season’s crop and growth in markets outside Europe.
November 23rd, 2011
Peru expects to export its first blueberries in September next year and has ambitious plans to grow more.
November 18th, 2011
Germany has the potential for rich pickings but supermarket chains are becoming increasingly fussy.
November 17th, 2011
German importer Kölla Hamburg has said Peru’s exotic fruits offer great export potential.
November 16th, 2011
The Prolúcuma president has called on the Peruvian government to develop a coherent national cultivation strategy to help exports.
November 11th, 2011
Chile’s blueberry harvests continue to be significantly later than last year’s crop.
November 10th, 2011
South Africa should exploit closer markets to ramp up its apple, pear and grape exports
Chile’s frozen fruit exports have soared, but shipments of raspberries and dried plums have dropped.
November 4th, 2011
South African growers are optimistic grape production will be good despite late harvest start.
November 3rd, 2011
A leading Mexican packing industry figure says the country’s lime exports should be fine despite HLB.
October 21st, 2011
The appetite for Argentine blueberries in continental Europe and the U.K. has skyrocketed this year.
October 17th, 2011
Peru’s food exports to the E.U. continue to soar with growth of 43% this year.
October 3rd, 2011
Peru could join Argentina and Costa Rica next year on an E.U. organic produce preference list.
August 8th, 2011
Cold storage apple and pear competition looks set to increase for Southern Hemisphere exporters next season.
June 15th, 2011
Free trade talks between Colombian and European Union officials in Brussels have been ‘very positive’.
June 13th, 2011
Peru is looking to sell more pomegranates and figs in the European Union and the U.S.
May 16th, 2011
South Africa’s avocado exports are expected to fall this season, while high E.U. demand means there’s ‘plenty of room’ for competitors.
Spain’s Canary Island banana growers hope to gain an edge over South American competitors by establishing an organic standard.
May 9th, 2011
Indonesia’s trade minister has announced an expert team will study the country’s palm oil export obstacles in the E.U.
May 6th, 2011
Peruvian paprika export values rose in the first three months of 2011, but volumes did not.
May 5th, 2011
International certification for Mozambican pineapple exports has been heralded as an ‘historic moment’ for development.
April 19th, 2011
Peruvian delegates will head to India in May to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA) feasibility study.
April 13th, 2011
The northern Chilean region of Atacama will more than double pomegranate production this year, following SAG certification for new markets.
April 11th, 2011
Ecuador’s banana industry says the system is more competitive, but a European think tank has criticized its volatility.
March 28th, 2011
Peru’s onion Freight On Board (FOB) export values grew 75% in January, with Colombia, the U.S. and Spain as its main markets.
November 5th, 2010
Rules on chemical substances are likely to get stricter in the future, and exporters must adapt, Andes Laboratory executive says
October 28th, 2010
Following a measure taken by the U.K.’s government earlier this month, Greece’s food sanitary authority has removed more than 40 tons of Chilean apples after morpholine, a processing aid used in the wax finish
October 22nd, 2010
Southern Hemisphere exporters, growers expect to reach 67 million viewers in four-month campaign
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