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During the first two months of 2018, China’s fruit imports jumped 22% in volume and 58% in value. The main contributors to this growth are cherries, oranges, blueberries, and bananas.

On April 2, 2018, China announced that it would be immediately applying additional tariffs on 128 US products in response to similar tariffs imposed by the US.

Chinese producers are being encouraged to open up foreign markets to shift the excess of fruit production the country is seeing. Another cause of the imbalance is information asymmetry.

The world’s second largest economy, China, has announced it will retaliate to the imposition of tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by the US if an agreement cannot be reached with Washington, On Frid

The world’s largest vegetable producer, China, saw exports increase in value by 5.1% last year. However, Chinese vegetable exports to the EU only account for 2% of this number.

The 4.4 million tons of fresh fruit China imported in 2017 constituted a rise of 12%. This result is in sharp contrast with that of 2016, when fresh fruit imports dropped by 2.5%.

Thailand is the world's largest producer of tropical fruits, with China its largest export destination. Thailand also imports large quantities of temperate fruits from China.

Last Tuesday, the first 1,080 boxes of Sunkist oranges from the United States arrived in central China's Hubei Province. This shipment marked Hubei's first direct import of American fruit.

On Jan 31, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) published a list of fresh fruits that have recently been given permission to export to different foreign

China exported 1.3 million tons of apples in 2017, worth US$1.5 billion. Compared with 2016, volumes were down 0.33%, while export value fell 0.64%.

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