Kashgar Airport in Xinjiang Opens Storage Facilities for Pakistani and Tajik Fresh Fruit

China’s Kashgar International Airport set to become the first and only designated entry point for fruit imports has enlarged its storage capacity to accommodate maximum quantity of Pakistani fresh fruits. A local news agency reported that the airport received official approval for the designation from the country’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine

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

China’s Largest Orange Producer Announces Decreased Production in Guangxi Orchard

Asian Citrus, the largest orange producer, plantation owner and tropical fruit juice producer in China, has announced a decrease in production volumes at the Hepu Plantation. The decrease in production volume is due largely to the effect on the Hepu plantation of the unstable weather conditions experienced during 2012 which led to an extensive infection

California Caught Off-Guard by China’s Sudden Import Ban on Citrus

The California fruit industry was left stunned yesterday, following an abrupt announcement from Chinese authorities that the country would no longer accept citrus imports from the U.S. state after April 18. California Citrus Mutual president Joel Nelsen said China reported six interceptions earlier in the year for Phytophthora syringae or brown rot, but no clear