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Chile reaches historical cherry export record

- International
Through the setbacks brought on by the pandemic, Chilean cherries reached historical levels during the 2019-2020 campaign, with China being a main consumer.

WGA, USDA, FDA push back against Chinese Customs COVID rule

- General News
In response to reports that Chinese Customs is requiring a Letter of Undertaking of Safety of Import Food for food shipments, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following statement: “The recent move by Chinese authorities to require a statement of undertaking for food importers is not based on any legitimate food safety concern.

Covid, Brexit complicate U.S.-UK trade

- Analysis
There hasn’t been a fresh produce supplier in the UK that hasn’t been impacted by Covid-19 in some shape, form or manner. The big ticket items the fresh produce sector needs to address though, won’t go away.

Chilean blueberries’ demand and prices rise amid pandemic

- International
Chilean blueberries, which get a boost as a healthy food, have seen strong growth, particularly in Asia, where the pandemic is receding, as reported by Blueberries Consulting.

Peruvian asparagus exports fall in first trimester

- International
According to the Association of Exporters (ADEX), the coronavirus pandemic has caused a 16.6 percent decrease in Peruvian asparagus exports amounting to $75 million, in comparison to the $90 million the same time last year.

U.S. and China are top destinations for Chilean table grapes

- International
According to the Association of Chilean Fruit Exporters, the U.S. and China are the top two destinations for Chilean table grapes.

U.S. blueberry exports allowed into China

- General News
China will allow imports of U.S. blueberries, according to a notice on its customs website.

Mexico increases lettuce exports by 33 percent in 2019

- International
Mexico recorded a lettuce export worth $309 million in 2019, a year-to-year increase of 32.6 percent, according to data from the Ministry of Economy, as reported by Opportimes.

Peru’s mango exports show 37% growth

- International
Peru exported a record number of mangoes last season, and more of them are coming to the United States.

Costa Rica losing up to 90% of exports

- International

Perishable product exporters are currently living a nightmare, as described by CRhoy.com, a Costa Rican news …