China Exports Fresh Fruit and Garlic to Russia via Refrigerated Container Train

China’s first refrigerated-container train left for Moscow from northeast China’s Dalian on Monday, marking the opening of a new transport link between the two countries. The new refrigerated-freight line is 8,600 km long, with trains taking about 10 days to reach Moscow. The train is carrying products worth US$150,000, including pears from Hebei, pomelos from

Sichuan Pears Promoted in Beijing

Jinchuan county in Sichuan province put on a major pear promotion in Beijing, on Sept 29, after selecting a few chosen shops just as its pears are being picked this golden autumn season, with help from Beijing’s Farmers’Daily and Shenzhou Magazine and the Agriculture Ministry’s farm produce development center. The county is widely known for

Argentina to Supply China with Alfalfa Hay, Pet Food, and Bovine Embryos/Semen

Argentina’s Minister of Agriculture Carlos Casamiquela met on Monday [14 September 2015] with visiting Deputy head of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) Zhang Qinrong. The two leaders signed a protocol for Argentina to export bales of alfalfa to China and made modifications to three existing agreements, allowing Argentina to export

Chinese Sand Pears to Enter U.S. in 2013

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will now allow the importation of sand pears, Pyrus pyrifolia, from China starting January 18. The two-tiered regulation change will take into account whether the fruit originates from a zone containing Oriental fruit flies, Bactrocera dorsalis. All sand pears will require a phytosanitary certificate declaring competition of import

China to allow U.S. pears

An agreement in principle has been reached between the United States and China to allow the first U.S. fresh pears into that country next year and a third variety of pears from China, Sand pears, into the U.S. The Pacific Northwest pear industry has been working for access to China for 18 years. It expects