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Photos: The Kunming International Flower ExpoProfessionals from all parts of the floral supply chain congregated in Kunming, China from this past Friday and through the weekend. The exhibitors and visitors were attending the Kunming International Flower Expo (KIFE), along with several concurrent events, including the China Floriculture Retail Forum and the China Home Gardening Expo. July 16, 2018
Dan Siekman
US-China Trade War to Impact Bilateral Fruit and Vegetable TradeWith the start of a trade war between China and the United States, U.S. exports of fruits and vegetables to China are expected to drop by 13.58 percent. Washington has been the most affected. Future trade wars could escalate July 11, 2018
poqmars
First Canadian Cherry Flight Reaches QingdaoThanks to a direct air route established between Qingdao, Shandong Province and Canada, cherries were able to reach Chinese consumers within 20 hours of being picking in Canada. July 06, 2018
Jing Zang
FloraHolland Brings Global Cut Flowers to ChinaFloraHolland transacts more than 12.5b plant and flower items each year with 2017 revenue of EUR 4.7b, and runs the world’s largest flower auction at Aalsmeer. Whereas FloraHolland’s traditional role involves helping suppliers to find buyers for their flowers, “in China, we want to focus on the market side and adopt the newest ecommerce techniques,” says country director, Martijn van Os. June 26, 2018
Dan Siekman
INTERPOMA CHINA 2018 International Congress & Exhibition for the Cultivation, Storage and Marketing of applesThe international congress on the apple sector returns to China and will be held, as last year, during Interpoma China, from 28 to 29 June 2018, at the Weihai International Exhibition & Conference Center in the Shandong Province of China. On this occasion, Interpoma China Tours will be held on 29th and 30th June 2018, pointing out the future trends in China’s booming apple sector. June 21, 2018
Mabel
Latest US-China Trade Tensions Will Impact US Produce TradeThe Chinese retaliatory tariff came in the form of a list of more than 500 US products that starting on July 6 will be subject to a 25% tariff on top of any existing tariffs. June 18, 2018
Dan Siekman

A US soybean farmer. Soy is the biggest target of the new tariffs, but some producers of fruit and nuts will also feel the pain.

Gypsophila Helps Ecuador Lead the Way in Flower Exports to ChinaIn 2017, Ecuador surpassed Thailand to become China’s top supplier of fresh cut flowers by value, according to China customs statistics. June 13, 2018
Dan Siekman

Gypsophila take a prominent position in a floral display at a Spring Florist location in Shanghai.

Chinese E-commerce has Powered the Thai Durian Export Rapid Growth<p>In 2018, the export volume of durian in Thailand increased significantly, and the export volume to China increased by 700%. China's e-commerce platform is an important factor in boosting Thailand's durian exports.</p> June 12, 2018
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Myanmar Avocados Aim to Enter China for Next SeasonProduce Report interviewed Myanmar Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association for a first-hand account of Myanmar’s avocado industry. June 12, 2018
Jing Zang
Yonghui: Global Origin Sourcing a Core Development StrategyAs Thai durians continue to gain in popularity throughout China, Yonghui Superstores, a retail chain giant, recently paid a visit to Thailand to directly procure a wide variety of fruit from their source of origin. For a first-hand account, Produce Report interviewed Mr. Perry Zheng, a representative of the company, who went into further detail about Yonghui’s sourcing strategy. May 29, 2018
Jing Zang

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