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

False Rumors of Sterilization Cause Price Decline of Seedless Grapes in Yantai, Shandong Province

Hearsay alleging seedless grapes are produced with contraceptive drugs has hit a cultivation center hard in the eastern Chinese city of Yantai of Shandong Province. In a video, a grape seller was heard saying that all grapes without seeds are the result of contraceptive drugs, making the fruit harmful to children and possibly causing sterilization…Full

Egyptian Citrus Exports to China Rise in 2016

Egypt’s citrus exports to China increased by 30% in the first half (H1) of 2016, recording $24m, compared to $18.4m in 2015, according to plenipotentiary minister Mamdouh Salman, who is the Egyptian commissioner of the trade representation office in China’s capital Beijing…Full Article: Daily News Egypt Sept 2016 Key Point Egypt and China are expected

China Opens Market to Argentine Grapes

Argentina is exploring expanded economic, commercial ties with China, the Argentinean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday [13 July 2016]. Argentinean and Chinese authorities concluded on July 11-12 a complete revision of the two countries’ trade and investment agreements during the 20th meeting of the two countries’ Joint Economic and Commercial Commission (COMIXTA) in Beijing…Full Article: China

Tianjin Port Destroys Questionable Citrus Shipment from Spain

Spanish diplomatic authorities on Thursday [17 March 2016] confirmed that a 20-ton shipment of lemons and oranges destroyed two days earlier by Chinese authorities did not meet export requirements. These same sources added that they green-lighted a decision not to allow the citrus fruit shipment into the Asian market. On March 11, China’s quality-control agency

China Embracing Peruvian Grapes

A total of 4,010 containers filled with Peruvian grapes entered the Chinese market through different ports, which started in October 2014 and extended to March this year [2015], the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry announced. “Thanks to the efforts undertaken by a group of producers, exporters, traders and the fruit promoters, the positive results are

Minnesota-based Logistics Firm is Considering Establishing Grape Packing Operations in China for Welch Foods

Logistics business C.H. Robinson is considering setting up grape-packing facilities in China, in a bid to capitalize on growing market demand and overcome labor shortages faced with existing operations. During the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: China event last month, export manager Julie Escobar told www.freshfruitportal.com that packing operations for China-bound Welch’s grapes were