Australian Fruit Growers Hope to Find Distribution Channels via Dongfang Modern

Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group, China’s No.2 producer of citrus fruit, said it was considering distributing fruit grown by Australian farmers in the Chinese mainland. That could be good news for Australia’s faltering push to brand itself as “Asia’s fruit bowl”, with exports of fruit from the country to China still only standing at around

Greece Looks to Expand Their Fruit Exports to China

An expansion of the existing protocol for Greek fruit and vegetable exports to China, meant to include cherries, plums, grapes, mandarins and oranges, is currently being negotiated, since China, which already imports kiwis, has shown interest in these products, according to a statement from the Association of Greek Fruit, Vegetable and Juice Exporting Companies, INCOFRUIT

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

Peruvian Citrus Gains Easier Access to China’s Market

According to National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa), Peruvian citrus products will have an easier access to the Chinese market now that the “Protocol of Phytosanitary Requirements for the Export of Citrus Fruit from Peru to China” has been modified by the Chinese Health authorities. Senasa explained the modifications, which go into effect today, were made

Australian Navel Orange Exporter Losing Ground to South African Suppliers in Chinese Market

Australia’s largest packer and exporter of citrus fruit will keep sending fruit to China, despite a difficult season for navel oranges. The Mildura Fruit Company has sent premium navel oranges to China for four years, but this year the market was flooded with volumes of cheaper fruit from South Africa…Full Article: ABC Rural: Oct 2014

Eastern Kazakhstan’s “Green Corridor” Speeds Horticultural Products into China

Since the launch of the “Zelenyĭ corridor” [“Green corridor”] connecting Kazakhstan with China, fruit and vegetable imports have reached a total of $ 15.2 million U.S. dollars, reports BNews.kz with data from the Department of Customs of the Almaty region. The most important products imported have been tomatoes (29.2 %), apples (21.1 %), cucumbers (19.5

China’s 2013/2014 Citrus Harvest Expected to be Bountiful

Favorable weather and better yields have made for sunny outlooks on the 2013-2014 Chinese citrus season. With more anticipated volume, prices could be lower than in the previous season…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2013 Key point According to the article, for the 2013-2014 production season, China could produce 17.8 million MTs of mandarins/tangerines, 7.6 million