China Lifts Two Year Ban on Washington Apples

After over two years without direct access to China for Washington Red and Golden Delicious apples, the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) officially announced reinstatement of market access, effective immediately. Shipments of Washington apples to the Asian country stopped in August 2012 when the Chinese government refused to issue import permits to

New Zealand’s 2014 Apple Exports to China Likely to Fall Below 2013 Volumes

Strong international demand for New Zealand apples appears to be outpacing supply this season. Paul Paynter, general manager of Hawkes Bay-based [i.e. east coast of Northern Island] grower-packer-marketer Yummy Fruit Company, says his company hasn’t experienced any pressure on pricing, with a shorter than anticipated production volume  the only obstacle for sales programmes…Full Article: Fruitnet

Chinese Apple Shippers from Tibet Can Now Directly Export to Larcha, Nepal

Chinese apples loaded in Khasa of Tibet can now directly reach to Nepal’s Larcha in Nepal-China border. The new arrangements have been made following a request from the Tatopani Customs Office of Nepal with the Chinese authorities, reports said Monday. “Both Nepalese and Chinese sides have agreed to allow Chinese apple carriers until Larcha in