Australia’s largest packer and exporter of citrus fruit will keep sending fruit to China, despite a difficult season for navel oranges. The Mildura Fruit Company has sent premium navel oranges to China for four years, but this year the market was flooded with volumes of cheaper fruit from South Africa…Full Article: ABC Rural: Oct 2014

Key Point

  • The Mildura Fruit Company is based in Victoria State, southern Australia.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In August 2014, Chinese authorities lifted the ban on Californian citrus. In terms of orange varieties, California primarily exports navel oranges to China.
  • In April 2013, Chinese authorities abruptly banned Californian citrus imports over the detection of Phytophthora syringae or brown rot in shipments.
  • In February 2013, Chinese authorities notified the USA that it detected brown rot in six containers out of 250, but did not provide any follow-up announcement until mid-April 2013.

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