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Chinese garlic floods market pushing prices down

Drop in EU imports of Chinese garlic

Drop in EU imports of Chinese garlic

Published on May 22nd, 2019

Europe continues to diversify its sources of garlic, meaning that China’s garlic exports to the EU continue to fall. Between 2017 and 2018, shipments to the EU fell by 27.5%, from 45,703 tons to 36,021 tons. This figure hides a deeper truth: between 2016 and 2018, the greatest fall in Chinese garlic exports was for shipments to the Netherlands (by far the largest market for Chinese garlic). Shipments to the UK and France (the next two largest markets actually increased between 2017 and 2018.

Smoked garlic a sticking point for Codex garlic standard

Smoked garlic a sticking point for Codex garlic standard

Published on Nov 05th, 2015

Smoked garlic is a processed commodity and should not be included in the fresh garlic standard being developed within the framework of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV). That was the position taken by the US at the committee’s 19th Session, held October 5-9 in Mexico.

Standards for kiwifruit, ware potatoes, garlic and aubergines on agenda for Codex meeting next month

Standards for kiwifruit, ware potatoes, garlic and aubergines on agenda for Codex meeting next month

Published on Sep 03rd, 2015

Draft standards for aubergines, garlic, kiwifruit and ware potatoes are on the agenda at the 19th session of the Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Guerrero, Mexico, October 5–9.

And a Codex standard for shallots is also up for discussion at the meeting. That standard has been proposed by Indonesia, which says that, based on FAO data, world production on shallots and onions increased 2.7% per year over 1980-2011.

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