Through the setbacks brought on by the pandemic, Chilean cherries reached historical levels during the 2019-2020 campaign, with China being a main consumer.
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.
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, 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.
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.
According to the Association of Chilean Fruit Exporters, the U.S. and China are the top two destinations for Chilean table grapes.
China will allow imports of U.S. blueberries, according to a notice on its customs website.
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 exported a record number of mangoes last season, and more of them are coming to the United States.
Perishable product exporters are currently living a nightmare, as described by CRhoy.com, a Costa Rican news …