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

Hubei Province Imports Sunkist Oranges Directly from the USA

The first 1,080 boxes of Sunkist oranges from the United States arrived in central China’s Hubei Province Tuesday [6 February 2018], marking Hubei’s first direct import of American fruit. Fruit imported from abroad normally arrives in China’s coastal areas including Shanghai, Xiamen and Guangzhou and is transported to inland areas later…Full Article: Xinhua Feb 2018

Blood Orange Growers in Lianjiang, Guangdong Province, Battle Citrus Greening Disease

Blood orange growers in the southern Chinese city of Lianjiang have long ditched chemical fertilizers. Though ditching chemicals caters to the growing appetite for organic foods, it was not the farmers’ original intention. They did so to help their groves survive “the yellow dragon,” a deadly disease threatening citrus groves in Asia, Africa and America.

China Exports Oranges to Germany via Rail Freight

Cargo train services have been launched between Yichang in central China’s Hubei Province, and Hamburg, Germany. A train carrying fresh oranges, medical gauze and packaging film departed from Yichang East Railway Station Monday [20 November 2017] morning, marking inauguration of the service…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2017 Key Point The freight train will reach Hamburg, Germany,

Australian Citrus and Stone Fruits Gain Greater Access to Chinese Market

The signing of a protocol between China and Australia today for the export of plums, peaches and apricots from Australia to China is tremendous news for Australian stone fruit growers…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Nov 2017 Citrus Australia has welcomed the announcement by Assistant Ministers for Agriculture and Water Resources Luke Hartsuyker and Senator Anne Ruston

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 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

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