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Moviegoers Enjoy Chilean Blueberry “Blue Pop” Healthy Snack

Serving as a sequel to a highly successful debut last year, Sunday afternoon’s “Blue Pop” film screening encouraged moviegoers to eat blueberries as a tasty and healthy snack both in and out of the home.

January 16, 2020
Dan Siekman
Chilean Blueberry Season in China Kicks Off with Element Fresh Co-Promotion

With China just having finished celebrating the winter solstice, Christmas right around the corner, and Lunar New Year coming up on Jan. 25, the country is entering its peak sales season for fresh fruit imported from the Southern Hemisphere.

December 24, 2019
Dan Siekman
Chilean Cherry and Wine Associations Hold First China Cross-Promotion

The 2019 Chilean Cherry and Wines of Chile Retailer Launch took place at Hema Fresh’s Shanghai Jinqiao store, marking the first instance of Chilean product cross-promotion in China.

December 17, 2019
Dan Siekman
Celebrating the Chilean Cherry Wholesale Season in Guangzhou

The launch celebration coincided with the arrival at Jiangnonghui of this season’s first sea shipment of Chilean cherries.

December 08, 2019
Dan Siekman
[Press Release] ProChile Highlights Chilean Citrus at Asia Fruit Logistica

One of the most outstanding products of this year’s edition of Asia Fruit Logistica was Chilean citrus, which will be authorized to enter the mainland China market from November of this year, when Chinese president Xi Jinping travels to Chile for the APEC Leaders Summit.

September 28, 2019
Dan Siekman
Vietnam Warns Fruit Farmers on China Export Compliance

Vietnam’s Department of Agriculture is urging the nation’s fruit growers and exporters to improve the quality of fruit bound for export to China in order to maintain market access.

August 20, 2019
Dan Siekman
China H1 Fruit Trade Data: Imports Rise, Exports Fall

China’s exports of fruits dropped 21.3% in value year-over-year during the first half of 2019 to $2.47 billion. Meanwhile, imports rose 27.4% to $5.98 billion.

August 15, 2019
Dan Siekman
China to Buy Colombian Bananas, Grant Avocado Market Access

Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez’s recent trip to China has opened the way for China to buy an additional $40 million worth of bananas annually from Colombia, as well as for Colombia to gain formal market access to China for avocados.

August 12, 2019
Dan Siekman

Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez, center, during his visit to China

Hainan Once Again Sets Sights on Durian Production

Recent news of successful test plantations in the southern province of Hainan has raised the prospect that China may someday produce durian domestically in commercial volumes.

August 10, 2019
Dan Siekman
Russia to Ban Import of Many Chinese Fruits

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) will on August 10 enact a temporary ban on Chinese pome and stone fruit imports due to high incidences of potentially harmful organisms being detected in shipments of fruit from China over the past few years.

August 05, 2019
Dan Siekman

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