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Cambodian Bananas Achieve Permission for Import into ChinaOn April 9, 2019, China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) published an updated list of fresh fruits permissible for import into China to reflect newly granted market access for bananas from Cambodia. This is the second update of 2019 and follows the January 16 update in which Argentinian cherries were added to the list. April 12, 2019
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Argentine Cherries Test Waters in China for Next SeasonAfter gaining the market access to China, Argentine cherries have been a hot topic among Chinese traders. To explore the Argentine cherry industry, Produce Report talked with two key industry insiders at Fruit Logistica 2019 held in Berlin. February 21, 2019
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Jing Zang
Kenya Closes in on Market Access in China for AvocadosChinese phytosanitary officials are expected to visit Kenya this April in order to conduct training and inspections of avocado packing facilities.The visit is likely to pave the way for Kenyan avocados to be added later this year to China's list of permissible imported fruits. February 19, 2019
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Dan Siekman
"No-Deal" Brexit Would Likely Cause Short-Term Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Shortages in UKIf March 29 comes without an agreement and the so-called "No-Deal Brexit" comes to pass, fresh produce shortages could be among the earliest and most obvious fallout experienced by consumers in the UK, which imports over 10 billion euros worth of fruits and vegetables every year and depends on the EU for roughly 1/3 of its fresh fruit and vegetable supply. February 16, 2019
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Dan Siekman

Nicole Visbeen, CEO of Daily Fresh Logistics. Image: MZMC

Guangzhou’s Jiangnan Wholesale Market to be RelocatedAccording to an official announcement recently issued by the Chinese government, twelve agricultural wholesale markets in Guangzhou, including the well-known Jiangnan Fruit & Vegetable Wholesale Market, are to be relocated in the near future. February 09, 2019
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Jing Zang
Argentine Cherries Added to China's List of Permitted Imported FruitThe 16 January update was the first new version of the permitted fresh fruits lists issued by GAC this year, and is included here in full. Last year, ten types of fruit gained approval for import into China, down from 17 new types in 2017. January 22, 2019
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Dan Siekman

The updated list of which fresh can be exported to China was published on GAC's website, dated 16 January 2018

2018 Policy Review for Fresh Fruit Imports into ChinaKey factors influencing imports of fresh fruits into China in 2018 included continuous growth in Chinese consumer demand for fruit, expanded market access in China for more types of fruit from new regions, faster customs clearance, the ongoing trade friction between China and the US and new Chinese MRL standards. January 16, 2019
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An excerpt from the new Chinese MRL standards that came into force on December 21, 2018

Major New Soil Pollution Legislation Comes into Effect in ChinaThe new Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Law, which was passed in August by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China, came into force on the first day of January. It is China's first comprehensive soil pollution prevention and restoration legislation. January 08, 2019
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Horti China 2018: How Holland Leads the Way in Global Greenhouse HorticultureIn Holland, "the government is responsible for creating the enabling environment, and research and industry work together closely on solutions," says Wouter Verhey, Agriculture Counsellor at the Dutch embassy in Beijing December 24, 2018
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Dan Siekman

Greenhouses take up much of the available land area in Westland in the Netherlands. Image: NASA

China-US Tariff Ceasefire a Hopeful Development for US Fruit ExportersThe G20 agreement leaves 90 days for China and the US to try to reach a lasting agreement that could pave the way for a return to pre-dispute trading between US fresh fruit and ag exports and Chinese importers. December 04, 2018
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Pear orchards along US Highway 2 near Dryden Washington. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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