Peruvian mangos and blueberries have arrived in China on the maiden chartered cargo flight from Peru to Shanghai. The cargo flight is a symbolic achievement for bilateral trade as well as the broader strategic partnership between China and Peru…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2016

Key Point

  • Peruvian blueberries and mangoes [as well as avocados, asparagus, grapes] were exported via a Lima-Shanghai China Eastern Airlines cargo flight during the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In early November 2016, Peru’s SENASA and China’s AQSIQ signed an agreement on the exportation of blueberries to the mainland.
  • In October 2016, Ecuador began exporting mangoes to mainland China via air freight. During the same month, Uruguay’s Gamorel S.A. (founded in 2005, headquartered in Salto, northwestern Uruguay) announced plans to begin exporting blueberries to China after Chinese inspectors give their final approval.
  • In August 2016, China’s Zhengzhou airport in Henan Province imported Canadian blueberries for the first time.
  • In May 2016, China and Peru signed a phytosanitary agreement that permitted Peruvian avocado exports to China.
  • In April 2016, Peru exported (by air freight) fresh asparagus for the first time to mainland China. The asparagus was sold by the Citysuper supermarket chain in Shanghai.
  • In February 2016, Peru’s Embassy in Beijing held a mango fruit promotional event.
  • In January 2016, Ecuador and China signed an agreement on the importation of mangoes.
  • In 2015, according to Peru’s ADEX, Peru exported nearly US$242 million worth of food products to China. These exports included the ‘pota’ squid [aka the Humboldt squid], grapes, seaweed, crustaceans, flour, trout, fish liver, maca [a root vegetable], maca flour, tangerines and white corn.
  • In December 2014, China granted Peru easier access to export grapefruit, oranges, mandarins/tangerines, and citrus hybrids to the mainland.

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