Recently, Huangdao port [Qingdao, Shandong Province] ushered in the first batch of imported Polish apples, weighing about 54.4 tons, worth about 47,000 US dollars, divided into three varieties…Full Article: Fresh Plaza June 2017
- In November 2016, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) granted import approval to Polish apples.
- In September 2016, the Vice-President of New Hope Liuhe (subsidiary of New Hope Group) stated his company may invest and look for acquisitions in Poland.
- In June 2016, China and Poland signed an apple trade agreement. Approximately 40% of Poland’s apple production occurs around Grójec, Masovian Voivodeship, near Warsaw. Other major production regions include Lublin Voivodeship and Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.
- In May 2016, a cargo train route linking Duisburg, western Germany, with Ürümqi, Xinjiang Region, (via Kazakhstan, Russia and Poland) began operation.
- From 2014 to 2015, Russia’s share of Polish apple exports declined from approximately 36.5% to 0.1%.
- In August 2014, Russian banned agricultural imports, including fresh produce, from various Western countries over sanctions relating to the Ukraine crisis. During the same month, 23 Polish agri-food companies participated in Hong Kong’s Food Expo fair. At the time, Poland agricultural exports to Hong Kong totaled on average EUR 70 million (~US$92 million) annually, with meat (including poultry) comprising 70% of shipments. Poland was looking to expand exports of apples, apple juice, confectionery products, and dairy products.
- In the Autumn of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, a strategic initiative to boost the economic development and trade of countries lying along the South China Sea, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and Red Sea, as well as overland in Central Asia and Europe.
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