Tianjin Port Destroys Questionable Citrus Shipment from Spain

Spanish diplomatic authorities on Thursday [17 March 2016] confirmed that a 20-ton shipment of lemons and oranges destroyed two days earlier by Chinese authorities did not meet export requirements. These same sources added that they green-lighted a decision not to allow the citrus fruit shipment into the Asian market. On March 11, China’s quality-control agency

China Embracing Peruvian Grapes

A total of 4,010 containers filled with Peruvian grapes entered the Chinese market through different ports, which started in October 2014 and extended to March this year [2015], the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry announced. “Thanks to the efforts undertaken by a group of producers, exporters, traders and the fruit promoters, the positive results are

Minnesota-based Logistics Firm is Considering Establishing Grape Packing Operations in China for Welch Foods

Logistics business C.H. Robinson is considering setting up grape-packing facilities in China, in a bid to capitalize on growing market demand and overcome labor shortages faced with existing operations. During the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: China event last month, export manager Julie Escobar told www.freshfruitportal.com that packing operations for China-bound Welch’s grapes were

Chilean Grape Industry Leader Expects Chinese Consumption to Shift to Seedless Varieties

A Chilean grape industry leader expects Chinese consumers will eventually change their preferences from seeded Red Globes to seedless Thompson and Crimson varieties. Speaking at Fresh Connections China in Shanghai last week, Exportadora Subsole president Miguel Allamand said a similar trend had been seen in South Korea and would likely take place in Asia’s largest