Hubei Province Imports Sunkist Oranges Directly from the USA

The first 1,080 boxes of Sunkist oranges from the United States arrived in central China’s Hubei Province Tuesday [6 February 2018], marking Hubei’s first direct import of American fruit. Fruit imported from abroad normally arrives in China’s coastal areas including Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou and is transported to inland areas later…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018

Blood Orange Growers in Lianjiang, Guangdong Province, Battle Citrus Greening Disease

Blood orange growers in the southern Chinese city of Lianjiang have long ditched chemical fertilizers. Though ditching chemicals caters to the growing appetite for organic foods, it was not the farmers’ original intention. They did so to help their groves survive “the yellow dragon,” a deadly disease threatening citrus groves in Asia, Africa and America.

Australian Citrus and Stone Fruits Gain Greater Access to Chinese Market

The signing of a protocol between China and Australia today for the export of plums, peaches and apricots from Australia to China is tremendous news for Australian stone fruit growers…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Nov 2017 Citrus Australia has welcomed the announcement by Assistant Ministers for Agriculture and Water Resources Luke Hartsuyker and Senator Anne Ruston

Egyptian Citrus Exports to China Rise in 2016

Egypt’s citrus exports to China increased by 30% in the first half (H1) of 2016, recording $24m, compared to $18.4m in 2015, according to plenipotentiary minister Mamdouh Salman, who is the Egyptian commissioner of the trade representation office in China’s capital Beijing…Full Article: Daily News Egypt Sept 2016 Key Point Egypt and China are expected

Tianjin Port Destroys Questionable Citrus Shipment from Spain

Spanish diplomatic authorities on Thursday [17 March 2016] confirmed that a 20-ton shipment of lemons and oranges destroyed two days earlier by Chinese authorities did not meet export requirements. These same sources added that they green-lighted a decision not to allow the citrus fruit shipment into the Asian market. On March 11, China’s quality-control agency

Southern Italy Granted Permission to Export Citrus and Kiwifruit to China

Luca Braia, regional councilor for Agricultural and Forestry Policies, has announced that the Chinese government has authorized the import of citrus fruit and kiwis from Basilicata. “We managed to achieve such a great result thanks to the cooperation of our producers and of the Phytosanitary office managed by Ermanno Pennacchio…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Jan 2016

Dongfang Modern, China’s 2nd Largest Citrus Producer, to Purchase Land in Jiangxi Province

Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group Ltd, considered China’s second-largest citrus fruit producer, will use some of the proceeds from its Australian listing to more than double the land it owns at home. The move, the first such step by a Chinese agricultural firm, comes as Australia increasingly emerges as a destination for Chinese companies looking

Australian Fruit Growers Hope to Find Distribution Channels via Dongfang Modern

Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group, China’s No.2 producer of citrus fruit, said it was considering distributing fruit grown by Australian farmers in the Chinese mainland. That could be good news for Australia’s faltering push to brand itself as “Asia’s fruit bowl”, with exports of fruit from the country to China still only standing at around