On July 7, the Agricultural Attache of the Embassy of Chile in China, Alvaro Aspee, and the deputy director of the Chinese Animal and Plant Quarantine Supervision, Chen Hongjun, signed in Beijing the Initial Protocol for Chilean avocado exports to China. Ronald Bown, president of the Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG (ASOEX), explained that the signing “was the initialization of the document that will be formally signed by the Minister of Agriculture, Carlos Furche, during his visit to China in early September.”…Full Article: Fresh Plaza July 2014

Key Point

  • The agreement was reached thanks in part to work by China’s Ministry of Agriculture, Chile’s Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), the embassy of Chile in China, ASOEX, and China’s AQSIQ.

ChinaAg Comment

  • China currently imports avocadoes from Mexico, with Peru (Hass variety) awaiting approval as of July 2014.

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