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14 New Frozen Fruits From Chile Permitted To Enter China

December 20, 2021

On Dec. 13, China and Chile signed into effect a protocol granting 14 new frozen fruit items from Chile market access to China, marking another milestone in bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

The signing of the protocol was led by Chilean Minister of Agriculture María Emilia Undurraga and Chinese Ambassador to Chile Niu Qingbao.

Now, a total of 17 frozen fruit items from Chile, namely, raspberries, boysenberries, cranberries, apples, avocados, cherries, sugar apples, grapes, kiwifruit, peaches, mangos, papayas, pineapples, pomegranates, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, have received permission to enter China. Prior to the signing ceremony, only frozen blueberries, blackberries and strawberries were allowed to be imported.

In 2020, Chile exported 171,000 metric tons of frozen fruit with a total export value of $435 million, of which berries accounted for $340 million. These exports of frozen berries were dominated by blueberries (29%), strawberries (28%), raspberries (16%) and blackberries (8%).

Last year, Chile’s shipments of frozen fruits to China reached 11,000 metric tons or $23 million, making China the fifth-largest overseas market for Chilean frozen fruit. It is also worth noting that this is the first time that China has approved the import of frozen raspberries, apples, sugar apples, grapes, kiwifruit, peaches, papayas and pomegranates.

Image: Pixabay

This article was translated from Chinese. Read the original article.

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