China Signs Deal to Purchase US$1.7 billion Worth of Agricultural Products from the Philippines

China on Wednesday [15 March 2017] signed deals committing it to buy US$1.7 billion worth of fruits and other agricultural products from the Philippines, the latest in a series of agreements in an era of cordial ties under President Rodrigo Duterte…Full Article: The Bangkok Post Mar 2017 Key Point Since Duterte’s visit to China in

Philippine-listed AgriNurture Snaps Up Guangdong-based Fresh Produce Trading Company

AgriNurture Inc, a Philippine-listed fruits and vegetables firm, has acquired controlling stake in Hong Kong-based trading firm Guangzhou Joyful Fairy Fruits Ltd…Full Article: DealStreetAsia Dec 2016 Key Point Zongshan Fucang Trade, a subsidiary of AgriNurture based in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, acquired a 70% stake in Guangzhou Joyful Fairy Fruits for just over US$100,000. ChinaAg Comments

China Lifts Partial Ban on Filipino Bananas

The Chinese government has lifted the ban on the import of bananas coming from the Philippines. During his courtesy call at the Department of Agriculture, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said China would now accept bananas and pineapples from Philippine-based exporters…Full Article: Philstar Oct 2016 Key Points In September 2016, officials from China’s General Administration of

The Philippines Steps in to Import Rice from Myanmar as Chinese Demand Recedes

The Philippines has offered to buy rice from Myanmar through a government-to-government channel, following the fall of rice prices in Myanmar as Chinese demand slows, according to media reports. The recent depreciation of the yuan has weakened the competitiveness of Myanmar’s rice in the Chinese market, decreasing demand for Myanmar rice in China…ECNS.cn July 2016

Chinese Online Fruit Vendors Mull Boycotting Dried Mango from the Philippines over South China Sea Dispute

An increasing number of vendors who sell snacks imported from the Philippines on taobao.com, China’s largest online shopping platform under the domestic Internet titan Alibaba Group Holding, began to boycott the sales of Philippine imported snacks after The Hague tribunal ruled against China in the South China Sea award on Tuesday [12 July 2016]…Full Article:

The Philippines is Unfazed By China’s Recent Deposal of 35 MT Banana Shipment

Malacañang said Sunday [27 March 2016] that the quantity of Philippine exported bananas that China destroyed was too small to affect the trade relations of the two countries. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said that based on the statement of Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal Jr., the 35 metric tons of bananas that Beijing destroyed on

Ecuador Confident Banana Exports to China Will Rise

The president of the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador, Jorge Alex Serrano, said that Ecuadorian companies seek to become China’s leading banana suppliers, surpassing the Philippines, which is traditionally the largest exporter to this market. “We pursue to expand, establish relationships, do business and grow,” he said to Andes Serrano, member of the business