The lack of protocols and air corridors between Jalisco and the Chinese province of Henan have hampered the massive export of berries to the Middle East, said the delegate of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) in Jalisco, Francisco Javier Guizar Macias. The official admitted that they had only exported 40 tons so far, and said that he hoped things would be solved in the first half of 2016…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Jan 2016

Key Point

  • To date, Guadalajara and Jalisco have not successfully established direct air routes with Henan Province. These two Mexican regions are instead shipping to China via Chicago, Alaska, and Hong Kong.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In March 2015, Mexico and Henan Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch direct flights between Guadalajara, Jalisco and Henan. Mexico intended to export melons, papayas, avocados, berries, and other fresh produce to China.
  • In January 2015, Mexican berry producers from Jalisco and Michoacan were preparing to export raspberries and blackberries to China.
  • In November 2013, it was announced that Chinese technicians would visit Mexico to assess the country’s production, packing and food-safety operations of its blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.
  • In October 2013, Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific airlines launched direct cargo flights from Guadalajara to Hong Kong.
  • In April 2012, China granted approval to five Mexican companies to export pork to the mainland.

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