New Zealand’s Zespri Tracks Down Grower Who Illegally Distributed Kiwifruit Varieties in China

The New Zealand kiwifruit grower has been found who allegedly distributed Zespri’s SunGold and Gold9 varieties to Chinese growers in breach of the company’s plant variety rights. Action had been taken against the Zespri grower and shareholder, Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer said at the company’s annual meeting in Tauranga…Full Article: Stuff.co.nz Aug 2017

Bright Dairy’s Synlait to Boost its Supply of Infant Formula to Sichuan’s New Hope Nutritionals

Synlait Milk Limited, the New Zealand Exchange NZX-listed milk processor, announced on Wednesday [16 August 2017] a new supply agreement with China’s New Hope Nutritionals for production of their infant formula brands. The agreement secures a threefold increase from current volumes over the five-year period, said a Synlait statement…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2017 Key Point

Australian-produced Fonterra Mozzarella Cheese to Supply the Chinese Pizza Market

Australian mozzarella cheese from Victoria will be exported to China for the first time, it was announced on Tuesday [1 August 2017]. Fonterra Australia, one of the country’s leading dairy companies, will send cheese from its new $112 million factory in Stanhope, 197 kilometers north of Melbourne, to China for use on pizza…Full Article: China

China’s National Fruit: A Market Snapshot of Kiwifruit

Overview China accounts for just over half of the world’s kiwifruit output, with the bulk of production occurring in the southern counties of Shaanxi Province. New Zealand and Chile dominate China’s kiwifruit import market, with nearly all supply entering via the port cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Tianjin. Since 2013, New Zealand supply

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