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

Shenzhen is Largest Fresh Fruit Importer in Mainland China

Shenzhen, a southeast China metropolis that borders Hong Kong, imported the largest amount of fruit nationwide in 2017 with a share of over 40 percent. The Shenzhen port imported 1.08 million tonnes of fruit last year, an annual increase of 5.68 percent, Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Thursday…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018 Key

Ningxia to Construct Grape Quality Inspection Laboratory

The Ningxia department for inspection and quarantine recently divulged that the national department for product quality inspection has approved the construction of a key laboratory for the inspection of grapes and wines in Ningxia. This is the country’s first key laboratory concerned with grapes and related products, which includes grape sprouts, and grapes for consumption…Full

Heihe Exports of Fresh Produce to Russia’s Blagoveshchensk On the Rise

Heihe Port on the China-Russia border registered strong growth in fruit and vegetable exports to Russia in the first three quarters of this year, data from the port showed Monday [16 October 2017]. As of September, a total of 57,500 tonnes of fruits and vegetables were exported from China to Russia via the port, up

Egyptian Grapes to Be Exported to China

The Egyptian authorities said on Thursday [13 July 2017] that China has agreed to import grapes from Egypt after two years of intense negotiations. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Agriculture Export Council in a press release…Full Article: China Daily July 2017 Key Point Trade negotiations are ongoing for other Egyptian agricultural goods. ChinaAg

False Rumors of Sterilization Cause Price Decline of Seedless Grapes in Yantai, Shandong Province

Hearsay alleging seedless grapes are produced with contraceptive drugs has hit a cultivation center hard in the eastern Chinese city of Yantai of Shandong Province. In a video, a grape seller was heard saying that all grapes without seeds are the result of contraceptive drugs, making the fruit harmful to children and possibly causing sterilization…Full

Egyptian Citrus Exports to China Rise in 2016

Egypt’s citrus exports to China increased by 30% in the first half (H1) of 2016, recording $24m, compared to $18.4m in 2015, according to plenipotentiary minister Mamdouh Salman, who is the Egyptian commissioner of the trade representation office in China’s capital Beijing…Full Article: Daily News Egypt Sept 2016 Key Point Egypt and China are expected

China Opens Market to Argentine Grapes

Argentina is exploring expanded economic, commercial ties with China, the Argentinean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday [13 July 2016]. Argentinean and Chinese authorities concluded on July 11-12 a complete revision of the two countries’ trade and investment agreements during the 20th meeting of the two countries’ Joint Economic and Commercial Commission (COMIXTA) in Beijing…Full Article: China