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

Chinese Imports of Avocados, Citrus, Blueberries, and Bananas Showing Healthy Growth

Longstanding fears over food safety standards on the mainland – including frequent reports of residue left on domestic fruit after the excessive use of pesticides and swelling and ripening agents – have led to a craze among China’s growing middle class for imported prime fruits in recent years. Avocados shipped in from Mexico were now

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

Xiamen Customs Expedites Imports of Taiwanese Fresh Fruit

Xiamen customs quickly cleared a batch of fruits from Taiwan including sugar apple, pineapple, wax apple, guava and other fruits, with a total of 21.19 tons. As the country’s largest importer and distributor of Taiwanese fruits, and to meet Taiwan’s fruit import season, Xiamen Customs worked overtime and opened a “Reserve Overtime Window” to accept