Egyptian Grapes to Be Exported to China

The Egyptian authorities said on Thursday [13 July 2017] that China has agreed to import grapes from Egypt after two years of intense negotiations. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Agriculture Export Council in a press release…Full Article: China Daily July 2017 Key Point Trade negotiations are ongoing for other Egyptian agricultural goods. ChinaAg

Chinese Demand for Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese Fruits Grows

China’s fruit imports have been growing rapidly in the past few years, thanks partly to the nation’s growing middle class population and the emergence of a new generation of consumers willing to spend more on healthy food, and the trend has huge economic implications for China’s fruit-exporting neighbors, experts said. The comments came after the

Californian Avocado Company Completes Ripening Center in Shanghai

Oxnard, California-based Mission Produce, today announced that it has completed construction on its first Ripe Center in China. The Center, operated by a joint venture between Mission Produce, Lantao International and Pagoda Stores, will operate under the Mr. Avocado brand for the distribution of ripe avocados in China…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2017 Key Point

New Zealand’s Zespri Claims its Psa-Resistant Kiwifruit Was Illegally Planted in China

Zespri International has called in police to investigate the transfer of Gold3 and Gold9 kiwifruit varieties into China that may have been done illegally. Last year the Mount Maunganui-based international fruit marketer started investigating reports that a kiwifruit license had been sold to a third party, breaching the terms limiting transfers within a country, and