After thirteen years of talks and negotiations between the phytosanitary authorities of Ecuador and China, and the signing of an agreement last January, the mango industry of Ecuador opened a new market to make last Wednesday [12 October 2016] its first shipment of this fruit to China. As indicated by Sergio Cedeño Amador, president of the Mango Ecuador Foundation, last month, the first shipment would amount to about 20 thousand boxes by air…Full Article: Ecuador Times Oct 2016

Key Point

  • Ecuador exported the mangoes by air freight since shipping by sea takes 30 days.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In July 2016, some Taobao.com vendors from the provinces of Fujian and Shandong reportedly stopped importing dried (Cebu) mango from the Philippines due to an international ruling against China in the South China Sea.
  • In January 2016, Peru’s embassy in Beijing held an event promoting the country’s mango exports to China.

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