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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

First-Ever Sale of US Rice to China AnnouncedThe Sun Valley Rice Company, LLC, a member of the LaGrande Family Foods Group located in California’s Sacramento Valley, has become the first US rice company to finalize a contract to sell rice to China. July 08, 2019
Dan Siekman

Jim Guinn, Director, Asia Promotion Programs, USA Rice Federation; William Li, Overseas Director, Shenzhen Yintuo & Vice President, Dragon Ocean Hing Group, Jim Levy, U.S. Consul General to China, U.S. Embassy; Chris Zhang, President, Dragon Ocean Hing Group; Erin O’Donnell, Assistant Vice President of Global Rice Trading, Sun Valley Rice; Bobby Richey Jr., Minister-Counselor for Agricultural Affairs in China, USDA. Image: Sun Valley Rice

China Announces Pilot Tariff Relief Program for Importers of US GoodsThe Tax Policy Department of China’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has announced the launch of a trial program that will let Chinese importers of certain American products apply for temporary relief of additional tariffs added to those products by China during the trade conflict that has been ongoing between the US and China since March of last year—as well as to apply for refund of added tariffs the importer has already paid during that period. July 02, 2019
Dan Siekman
Global Retailers Aldi and Costco Test the Waters in China with New OutletsAldi recently celebrated the opening of two outlets in Shanghai, while Costco has announced it will complete its first mainland store by August. June 17, 2019
Dan Siekman
2018 Year in Review: China's Cherry MarketChina imported 186,263 tons of cherries valued at USD 1.30 billion in 2018, increasing by 182.82% in volume and 169.42% in value compared to 2017 (102,000 tons and USD 770 million, respectively). The cherry’s popularity in China remains strong, with almost no end in sight. May 30, 2019
Jing Zang
Canned Fruit And Vegetable Market Overview in the USA - Key InsightsCanned Fruit And Vegetable Market Overview in the USA - Key Insights May 29, 2019
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U.S., China Increase Tariffs as Trade War Escalates As the United States raises tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and China retaliates with similar tariff increases on $60 billion of American products, trade in agricultural products, including fruit and vegetables, between the two countries is becoming increasingly costly. May 16, 2019
Andrew D

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Chinese citrus expected to gain access to the U.S. marketAfter years of evaluation and negotiation, Chinese citrus is one step closer to gaining access to the American market. The agency’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have determined that pomelos, nanfeng honey mandarins, ponkans, sweet oranges, and satsuma mandarins from China can be safely imported into the U.S under a systematic approach to protect against the introduction of plant pests. From May 1 to July 1, 2019,。 May 12, 2019
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New Mexico Is Now Top US Pecan ProducerIn 2018, New Mexico produced 90 million pounds of pecan compared with 56 million pounds by Georgia April 01, 2019
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