China Imposes Additional Tariffs on American Fruits, Nuts, Wine, and Pork

China suspended tariff concessions on 128 items of U.S. products including pork and fruits starting Monday [2 April 2018], according to the Ministry of Finance. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council has decided to impose a tariff of 15 percent on 120 items of products imported from the United States including fruits and

LiNiu Technology Group and Shouguang Agricultural Product Logistic Park Sign Cooperation Agreement

Agricultural trading platform operator LiNiu Technology Group – formerly Iao Kun Group Holding Company – has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with Shou Guang Agriculture Logistics Park, according to a company release. The agricultural company, a subsidiary of agricultural wholesale group Dili Group Holdings, is located in Shougang, China, and operates a market for vegetables

New Zealand’s Zespri Tracks Down Grower Who Illegally Distributed Kiwifruit Varieties in China

The New Zealand kiwifruit grower has been found who allegedly distributed Zespri’s SunGold and Gold9 varieties to Chinese growers in breach of the company’s plant variety rights. Action had been taken against the Zespri grower and shareholder, Zespri chief operating officer Simon Limmer said at the company’s annual meeting in Tauranga…Full Article: Stuff.co.nz Aug 2017

China Wants to Increase Usage of Organic Fertilizer on its Tea and Fresh Produce Crops

China’s Ministry of Agriculture Wednesday [14 June 2017] launched a program to replace chemical fertilizers with organic alternatives in 100 counties and districts. The central government will earmark a fund to support the fertilizer-replacement plan which targets tea, vegetables, and fruit, said Yu Xinrong, vice minister of agriculture…Full Article: Xinhua June 2017 Key Points China’s

Chinese Demand for Burmese, Thai, and Vietnamese Fruits Grows

China’s fruit imports have been growing rapidly in the past few years, thanks partly to the nation’s growing middle class population and the emergence of a new generation of consumers willing to spend more on healthy food, and the trend has huge economic implications for China’s fruit-exporting neighbors, experts said. The comments came after the

Afghanistan Expresses Interest in Exporting Saffron, Pomegranates, and Pine Nuts to China

A multibillion dollar contract for the development of the Mes Aynak copper mine in central Logar province will benefit the people off both countries, the Afghanistan ambassador to China hopes…Full Article: MENAFN May 2017 Key Point According to the Afghan Ambassador to China, Afghanistan would like to increase exports of Afghan saffron, pomegranates, and pine