China’s Ministry of Finance Lowers Import Tariffs on a Variety of Agricultural Products

The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday [24 November 2017] cuts in import tariffs on some consumer products starting from December. The reduction of import tariffs will affect 187 tariff codes, including on food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate will drop to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to

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

Chinese Imports of Avocados, Citrus, Blueberries, and Bananas Showing Healthy Growth

Longstanding fears over food safety standards on the mainland – including frequent reports of residue left on domestic fruit after the excessive use of pesticides and swelling and ripening agents – have led to a craze among China’s growing middle class for imported prime fruits in recent years. Avocados shipped in from Mexico were now

Henan Province Opens Up Air Route for Mexican Food Products

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) of Mexico and the province of Henan, China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the launch of an air route between Guadalajara, Jalisco and Henan, for the export to China of Mexican food products…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar 2015 Key Points Mexico intends to