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China’s fresh fruit imports slip 8.9% in 2020

China’s fresh fruit imports slip 8.9% in 2020

Published on Mar 31st, 2021
Photo: Retail China - CR Vangard

Despite China’s imports of fresh produce falling y-o-y in volume terms in 2020, they were up in value, according to Chinese customs data. China imported 5.3 million tons of fresh fruit in 2020, with bananas leading the way (1.7 million tons; 32%). Next came dragon fruit (618,000 tons), followed by durian (575,000 tons), mangos (379,000) and longans (347,000 tons). 

Chinese demand premium tomatoes

Chinese demand premium tomatoes

Published on Mar 25th, 2021

Joyce Cui, vice-president of Haisheng Agriculture Co (China) © Global Tomato Congress

 

Chinese consumers are seeking better-quality and safer tomatoes. This is the news that Joyce Cui, vice-president of Haisheng Agriculture Co (China), brought to the Global Tomato Congress on 16th March. “In general,demand is for the new concepts and better products,” said Cui.

Slight upturn in Chinese pear exports 

Slight upturn in Chinese pear exports 

Published on Mar 23rd, 2021
Photo: Freepik

Following the country’s Spring Festival (12 February), Chinese pear exports started to recover gradually. With the global pandemic slowly coming under control, shipping prices have begun to fall. The upcoming Hari Raya (13-15 May) celebrations in Indonesia should further stimulate Chinese pear exports. However, the domestic market has slowed down due to lower production volumes (and higher prices) resulting from poor weather conditions.

First Californian avocados land in China

First Californian avocados land in China

Published on Mar 22nd, 2021

© Mission Produce

 

Mission Produce and Mr. Avocado have sent the first-ever shipment of avocados to China from California. The market access was granted for avocados from California following years of negotiation and planning between the California Avocado Commission, the USDA and the government of China.

China International Cross-border eCommerce Supply Chain Fair

China International Cross-border eCommerce Supply Chain Fair

Published on Mar 04th, 2021

© China International Cross-border eCommerce Supply Chain Fair

 

The event will be held on 23-25 September, 2021 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China. It promises to be a premier B2B trade exhibition focusing on cross-border e-commerce solutions.

Thailand improves traceability of fruit exports to China 

Thailand improves traceability of fruit exports to China 

Published on Feb 24th, 2021

 

The Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce has signed a deal with CCIC Thailand to improve the traceability of Thai fruit exported to China, following a new traceability requirement for all imported farm products into China. CCIC Thailand, which is the local office of China’s largest quality assessment and traceability services provider, will help with legal procedures, as well as requests for health and hygiene certificates for certain fruit.

Zespri accused of intimidating behaviour toward Kiwifruit NZ to secure China deal

Zespri accused of intimidating behaviour toward Kiwifruit NZ to secure China deal

Published on Feb 22nd, 2021
Photo by Robertson from Stuff.co.nz

Zespri has been accused of attempting to pressurise industry regulator Kiwifruit NZ into "rubber-stamping" a contentious business deal in China, according to Stuff.co.nz. The accusation relates to a phone call described as “threatening” by Kiwifruit NZ’s chairperson, Kristy McDonald, following a rejection of Zespri's proposed three-year trial at buying and branding 1.95 million trays of counterfeit SunGold kiwifruit grown in China on vines stolen from the company. 

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BFV – Dole China on the 10 year anniversary of Truval Conference Pears in China

BFV – Dole China on the 10 year anniversary of Truval Conference Pears in China

Published on Jan 18th, 2021
Photo: BFV

On January 22nd, 2011 BFV and Dole China held a joint official opening ceremony in Shanghai to receive the very first container of Truval Conference Pears – the very first western pear to be officially imported to China, after years of negotiation between the two countries. To celebrate this landmark occasion both Dole China and BFV will launch 2021 as the official 10 year anniversary year of this historic partnership, and at the same time celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Belgium and China.

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