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US in a Flurry of Trade Developments with Japan, EU, ChinaThere have been a number of developments in the sphere of U.S. trade policy recently, including the signing of a trade deal between Japan and the U.S., the imposition on tariffs by the U.S. on certain goods from the EU, and talks between the U.S. and China on “Phase One” of a potential trade agreement. October 19, 2019
Andrew D
US, Turkey, Iran Compete for China’s Pistachio MarketUS pistachio exports to China reached an all-time high in 2019 as Iran suffers losses and Turkey prepares to enter the Chinese market in 2020. October 16, 2019
Phil K
CSF Market’s Fruit Sales Reveal Evolving Chinese Consumption HabitsSupermarket sales data show the development of produce consumption trends in China with a clear shift to imported fruit October 08, 2019
Judyliu
Californian Almonds Show Positive Signs in China Amid Trade DisputeAt the recent China Nut Health Week, Richard Waycott of the Almond Board of California discussed the impact of the US–China trade dispute on the almond sector September 30, 2019
Tim
China Exempts U.S. Agricultural Product Tariffs as Tensions EaseOn September 13, Beijing announced that it would be excluding some U.S. agricultural goods from tariffs it had imposed in response to similar U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods in the ongoing trade war between the two countries. Although the announcement, made via a report by China’s state media outlet Xinhua News Agency, gave few details and only specifically mentioned pork and soybeans, other U.S. agricultural products are expected to receive similar tariff exemptions. Private buyers in China also recently made the largest purchase of U.S. soybeans since June, buying over 600,000 tonnes of soybeans on September 12 which is slated to be shipped to China between October and December of this year. September 15, 2019
Andrew D
China Targets US Agriculture as Trade War Intensifies A flurry of developments over the past several days in the ongoing US-China trade war have caused further escalation of tensions between the two countries and the trade war to hit a new fever pitch. August 27, 2019
Andrew D
3000% Increase in Mexican Pecan Exports to ChinaAt the recent China International Tree Nuts Conference, Carlos Aldeco Reyes Retana of Sinomex Agrosolutions discussed the Mexican pecan industry and the impact of the ongoing U.S.–China trade war August 12, 2019
Andrew
Further Escalation in US-China Trade WarOn August 1, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that his administration would be levying a new 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese goods and products effective September 1, 2019. August 07, 2019
Andrew D
Market Analysis: China's Cherry Imports Plummet for Summer 2019According to several industry insiders, cherries in the Chinese market from Central Asian countries and Turkey are competitive in prices but have drawbacks in post-harvest practices which negatively affect fruit quality and shelf life. However, one of American cherries’ key strengths lies exactly in their proper treatment after picking so they could reach China with high levels of freshness and firmness. July 30, 2019
Jing Zang
OECD-FAO Report: Big Potential for Latin American Fruit and Vegetable ExportsOver the next decade there will be, “strong growth opportunities in high value fruit and vegetable crops provide opportunities for smallholders” in the region, amidst rising demand from export markets and shifting consumption within the region away from staples and toward meat, fruits and vegetables. July 16, 2019
Dan Siekman

Vineyards in Chile. Image: ASOEX

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