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A new free trade agreement between Japan and members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as an economic partnership agreement soon to be sealed between J

US cherry exports to Japan are set to plummet by 46% in 2018/19 as a result of lower production and higher prices.

Oxfam has released a report on the effect of the Dutch supermarket sector on the conditions of workers in poor countries.

In Chile, a ‘Strategic Programme for the Export of Fruit Production’ has been announced for the South Central Zone.

Despite having recently acquired a 45% stake in Dole, Total Produce is targeting even greater growth in 2018.

Colombia’s fruit producers have set their sights on the markets of South Korea and China.

Peru is now the ninth largest exporter of fresh fruits to China, shipping US$220 million of produce in in 2017.

According to Eurostat, imports to the EU of fruits and vegetables from third countries rose by 5% in 2017 to 15.5 million tons.

In a meeting between Chile’s main agricultural bodies, representatives of ASOEX pushed for the speeding up of the process of Chilean pears entering China and its avocados entering South Korea.

The consumption of fresh organic food and drinks increased by 6% in 2017 in Belgium, while in the Flanders region, the increase was as high as 11%.

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