Turkish Fruit and Vegetables Exporters Eye China After Russia Imposes Sanctions

According to Mustafa Satici, the chairman of the Western Mediterranean Exporters Union (BAIB) if the outcome of talks with Chinese companies are positive, Turkey could become the world’s number one fruit and vegetable exporter. As a result of the breakdown in relations with Russia, Turkey has been looking at alternative markets, and has hence held

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

Chinese Imports of Avocados, Citrus, Blueberries, and Bananas Showing Healthy Growth

Longstanding fears over food safety standards on the mainland – including frequent reports of residue left on domestic fruit after the excessive use of pesticides and swelling and ripening agents – have led to a craze among China’s growing middle class for imported prime fruits in recent years. Avocados shipped in from Mexico were now

China’s Citrus Industry Grappling with Yellow Dragon Disease

Early forecasts from Citrus Annual 2014 says that the orange production in China is going to decrease by 10% to 6.9 million metric tons (MMT) in the marketing year (MY) 2014/15. The cause of this problem is the continuing impact of Huanglongbing (HLB) also known as citrus greening disease in the main growing region of