An expansion of the existing protocol for Greek fruit and vegetable exports to China, meant to include cherries, plums, grapes, mandarins and oranges, is currently being negotiated, since China, which already imports kiwis, has shown interest in these products, according to a statement from the Association of Greek Fruit, Vegetable and Juice Exporting Companies, INCOFRUIT – HELLAS…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Mar 2015

Key Point

  • According to the article, kiwis are the only fruit that Greece (via 10 approved companies) can export to China. During the 2013 to 2014 season, Greece exported 2,211 MTs of kiwis to China and is expected to export more than 4,000 MTs in 2015.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2009 to 2011, Hong Kong was the primary importer of Greek kiwis (as opposed to mainland China). Starting in 2012, mainland China began importing Greek kiwis in significant quantities. In 2013, mainland China imported 1,121 MTs Greek kiwis while Hong Kong imported 579 MTs.

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