Japanese apple saplings reportedly sold illegally in China

July 04 , 2019

Unfortunately, this is not the first time Japan has faced this type of situation.

Japan's fruit exports have been rising in recent times. However,  the publication emphasized that some of their fruit varieties have been shipped and grown overseas without permission. These include varieties of strawberries, grapes and other items.

Meanwhile, regarding the apple industry in China, while it is currently the world's largest producer of apples, it has seen a significant drop in the volume it's produced this season.

In April and May, frost, heavy rain and hail significantly damaged apple crops in its major producing provinces. And as a result, the price of apples has been soaring in the nation.

The lower supply and rising prices have been worrying to Beijing, CNBC previously noted.

 

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