According to the latest list of registered orchards and packaging factories, the first commercial New Zealand avocados have officially entered the Chinese market and are now on sale at Tmall…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Sept 2018

Key Point

  • In September 2018, New Zealand exported its first shipment of avocados from Far North District and Bay of Plenty, North Island, to China for sale on Alibaba’s Tmall e-commerce platform.

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  • In January 2018, New Zealand Avocados, the country’s largest avocado exporting group, announced that it has been granted export approval to the Chinese market. Major suppliers will be the NZ companies of AVANZA and Just Avocados Ltd.
  • In November 2017, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) signed an agreement relating to avocado export protocol requirements. The first trial shipment will be shipped via air freight to Shanghai in February 2018. New Zealand’s official avocado harvest season generally begins in late August and September.

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