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Emily C

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Cyberattack Disrupts South African Ports

Forecasts for South Africa’s citrus season have been cut following setbacks caused by the pandemic, civil unrest and a recent cyberattack.

August 03, 2021
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Brazilian Fruit Gains Traction Abroad

Brazil has gained access to four new markets this year and has high hopes to diversify its fruit offerings in China.

July 27, 2021
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Is Yunnan’s Prizewinning Apple a Copycat?

Shenzhen SVM Variety Management and New Zealand’s Prevar Ltd. are pursuing legal action against the alleged infringement and misappropriation of their plant breeders’ rights for the PremA280 apple variety.

July 23, 2021
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Pandemic Grinds China–Myanmar Trade to a Halt

A recent spike in COVID-19 cases has forced the closure of border crossings between China and Myanmar, stranding cargo trucks loaded with expiring fruit.

July 21, 2021
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Auchan’s China Stores Rebrand as RT-Mart

Changes are abound for Sun Art Retail stores following Alibaba’s acquisition of a major stake in the company, including e-commerce expansion and a greater focus on fresh food.

July 13, 2021
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Zespri’s Approach to Unlicensed Kiwifruit Falls Through

A proposition to commercialize unlicensed SunGold kiwifruit grown in China has failed to garner sufficient support from New Zealand’s growers, despite 70.5% of respondents voting in favor.

July 08, 2021
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South African Lemon Export Requirements to China Relaxed

A revised protocol is set to loosen the rules for South African lemon exports to China. South Africa expects to ship 25,000 metric tons of lemons to China by 2024.

July 01, 2021
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A Port Logjam Worse Than the Suez Canal Blockage?

Congestion at Shenzhen’s Yantian port and soaring freight rates spell bad news for the produce industry.

June 24, 2021
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Better by the Bunch: Lucrative Sales of Fruit on the Stem

Tomatoes and blueberries sold on the stem have a prolonged shelf life and reduce harvest loss — and sell at a premium price.

June 23, 2021
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US Northwest Cherry Exports to China Expected to Double

Total cherry production in the U.S. Northwest is forecast to reach 22.4 million boxes this year, with exports to China expected to double.

June 21, 2021
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