Guangxi’s Fangchenggang Port Links Up with Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to the Benefit of the Fruit Trade

A ship loaded with fruit from ASEAN countries arrived at Fangchenggang Port Monday, marking a new shipping route for transporting fruit, local authorities said Wednesday [22 March 2017]. The shipping route from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh to the port city of Fangchenggang in South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is operated by four ships from

Alibaba’s Tmall Fresh and Europe’s Global GAP Announces Partnership

Tmall Fresh and GLOBALG.A.P. jointly announce their recently founded partnership. From now on, Tmall Fresh, which is operated by Alibaba Group, will source fresh produce from GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers…Full Article: Global GAP Feb 2017 ChinaAg Comments In November 2016, Alibaba’s Tmall (November 15th to 21st) and Yiguo.com (November 17th to 30th) held online promotions for

China’s Pineapple Sector Continues to Suffer Losses

In response to the sales stagnation of pineapples in Wanning [southeastern Hainan Island], officials have launched the ‘Wanning city 2017 Pineapple Distribution Emergency Subsidy Plan’. It gives a transport subsidy of 120 RMB [~US$17.45] per ton to distribution companies that purchase pineapples at Wanning city…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Feb 2017 Key Point According to the

China and Serbia Sign an Agricultural Cooperation Agreement

China and Serbia on Tuesday [17 January 2017] signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in agriculture. The MoU was signed in the Serbian capital Belgrade by visiting Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu and his Serbian counterpart Branislav Nedimovic…Full Article: China Daily Jan 2017 Key Point The MoU will reportedly focus on developing

Philippine-listed AgriNurture Snaps Up Guangdong-based Fresh Produce Trading Company

AgriNurture Inc, a Philippine-listed fruits and vegetables firm, has acquired controlling stake in Hong Kong-based trading firm Guangzhou Joyful Fairy Fruits Ltd…Full Article: DealStreetAsia Dec 2016 Key Point Zongshan Fucang Trade, a subsidiary of AgriNurture based in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, acquired a 70% stake in Guangzhou Joyful Fairy Fruits for just over US$100,000. ChinaAg Comments

Fruit South Africa Signs MoU Agreement with China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association

The China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association (CIQA) and Fruit South Africa (FruitSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding Monday [31 October 2016] to broaden fruit trade between two countries. The memorandum covers a wide variety of products, including apples, pears, grapes, citrus and subtropical fruits, according to Mashudu Silimela, agriculture counsellor at the South African