Costa Rican Pineapples Look to Compete with the Philippines and Taiwan in the Mainland

Costa Rican pineapples are now available on Chinese e-commerce platforms as well as big retail outlets after the Central American country received official permission in May. After 25 days en-route, the first shipment of pineapples arrived in Shanghai in June, making Costa Rica, the largest producer and exporter of pineapples in the world, Chinese mainland’s

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

China’s Pineapple Sector Continues to Suffer Losses

In response to the sales stagnation of pineapples in Wanning [southeastern Hainan Island], officials have launched the ‘Wanning city 2017 Pineapple Distribution Emergency Subsidy Plan’. It gives a transport subsidy of 120 RMB [~US$17.45] per ton to distribution companies that purchase pineapples at Wanning city…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Feb 2017 Key Point According to the

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

China to Send Agricultural Experts to the Ivory Coast in September 2016

Chinese experts are expected to arrive in Abidjan soon to reinforce agricultural cooperation between China and Cote d’Ivoire, and help modernize the latter’s agricultural sector, official sources have said. “China’s agriculture ministry will send in September about 30 Chinese with different expertise to evaluate national needs in domains such as cocoa, cashew nuts, rice, pineapples