Vietnamese bananas land on South Korean retail shelves
Japan’s fruit imports grow despite higher prices
Despite the current global logistics problems, Japan’s fresh fruit imports were up 1.3% in March compared with the previous year, according to Japan's Ministry of Finance. The country imported almost 135,000 tons of fresh fruit in March 2020, despite rising prices. Japanese households purchased on average 5.61kg of fruit in March 2020, up 2.5% from the previous year. Meanwhile, expenditure increased 5.3% to US$27.
APHIS Authorizes Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit from China
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of five types of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit from China into the continental United States. After thorough analysis, APHIS scientists determined that pummelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange, and Satsuma mandarin fruit from China can be safely imported into the United States under a systems approach to protect against the introduction of plant pests.
Russia to temporarily remove ban on imports of basic goods
Russia has temporarily lifted the ban on imports of basic goods. The measure announced by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin took effect on Friday 19th March and will last a month. “From tomorrow all restrictions on supplies of essential goods, including customs restrictions will be lifted for one month. We are introducing a green route for importers and large retail chains.
Algeciras Port improves its connectivity with Latin America
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Handling 4.7 million tons or 37% of the Spanish horticultural cargoes, Algeciras Bay Port became one of the principal ports for fruit & vegetables operators
New start for Harvest Season and garciaBallester in Asian citrus market
Credit: Press release
An event held on 12th February in Palma del Río, Córdoba, makes official and consolidates the alliance between Harvest Season and garciaBallester. The two large companies, leaders in the business, are now united in achieving the same goal: to become leaders in the Asian citrus import market. garciaBallester's own facilities were chosen as the ideal setting to seal the union between the two companies.
Chinese fresh produce imports continue to rise
In the first eight months of 2019, China imported more than 5.11 million tons of fresh fruit for a value of US$7.32 billion, thus recording a growth of 35% and 30% respectively compared to the same period of 2018, according to data from the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The top five categories are durians (US$1.37 million, + 55%), cherries ($1.02 million, -1%), bananas ($770 million, + 38%), mangoes ($750 million, + 138%) and table grapes ($630 million, + 16%).
Chinese take delivery of first Colombian avocados
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Exotic fruits flood into Vietnam
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