China Suspends All Citrus from Tulare Country After Brown Rot Detections

China has suspended all citrus imports from California’s Tulare County with effect from 17 February, citing interceptions of Phytophthora syringae, commonly known as brown rot, according to California Citrus Mutual. China’s Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said that it would not allow citrus shipments from Tulare County that leave ports on or

China’s Citrus Industry Grappling with Yellow Dragon Disease

Early forecasts from Citrus Annual 2014 says that the orange production in China is going to decrease by 10% to 6.9 million metric tons (MMT) in the marketing year (MY) 2014/15. The cause of this problem is the continuing impact of Huanglongbing (HLB) also known as citrus greening disease in the main growing region of

Peruvian Citrus Gains Easier Access to China’s Market

According to National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa), Peruvian citrus products will have an easier access to the Chinese market now that the “Protocol of Phytosanitary Requirements for the Export of Citrus Fruit from Peru to China” has been modified by the Chinese Health authorities. Senasa explained the modifications, which go into effect today, were made

Australian Navel Orange Exporter Losing Ground to South African Suppliers in Chinese Market

Australia’s largest packer and exporter of citrus fruit will keep sending fruit to China, despite a difficult season for navel oranges. The Mildura Fruit Company has sent premium navel oranges to China for four years, but this year the market was flooded with volumes of cheaper fruit from South Africa…Full Article: ABC Rural: Oct 2014

China’s 2013/2014 Citrus Harvest Expected to be Bountiful

Favorable weather and better yields have made for sunny outlooks on the 2013-2014 Chinese citrus season. With more anticipated volume, prices could be lower than in the previous season…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2013 Key point According to the article, for the 2013-2014 production season, China could produce 17.8 million MTs of mandarins/tangerines, 7.6 million