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06 July 2015IAQA boost for US fruit exports

The Indonesian Agriculture Quarantine Agency has issued a decree recognizing California as a fruit fly free area.

06 July 2015IGI aims for IPO

One of India’s leading names in fresh fruit import and export says it is planning to go public once it has trebled its turnover within the next 3-4 years.

06 July 2015India set to green light Argentinean citrus

In a significant commercial breakthrough, India is expected to announce a trade deal that will include Argentinean soft citrus, oranges and lemons.

06 July 2015NPA targets spray planes

Communist rebels stormed an airstrip owned by Dole-Stanfilco and set off a bomb under a parked light plane in Maragusan, Compostela Valley.

06 July 2015VGT welcomes first South American citrus

Over the weekend Venice Green Terminal discharged lemons from Argentinean shipper San Miguel and is next to work a consignment from Uruguay.

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03 July 2015Murdock in the dock

The Dole Food CEO is accused of conspiring with Deutsche Bank officials to drive down the value of the company in order to take it private on the cheap.

03 July 2015Zimbabwe’s fresh exports recover

According to data released by ZimTrade, the value of fresh vegetable shipments to the EU increased 269% between 2010 and 2014.

03 July 2015Costa Rica faces worst floods in 45 years

The country’s banana and pineapple crops have been badly affected, as has transport infrastructure and port operations.

03 July 2015Argentina threatens appeal to WTO over lemons

Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says that if the United States maintains the ban on its lemons, Argentina will submit a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization.

02 July 2015Ecuador bananas back on track

After a dip in volumes in April, the world’s largest banana exporter shipped almost 30m boxes in May, up 4m boxes on the May 2014 figure.

02 July 2015Del Monte closes in on Barú banana farms

The multinational is reported to be awaiting the results of a technical soil evaluation before progressing with the re-activation of banana production in Panama.

02 July 2015Moora Citrus expands via exports

The company is set to become the largest citrus grower in Western Australia and is to begin exporting fruit to Asian markets this month.

02 July 2015GCT welcomes SeaLand/APL

The terminal is the only facility with an on-dock customs exam station and agriculture quarantine inspection warehouse in the port of New York and New Jersey.

02 July 2015Vietnamese fruit exports to rise 30%

Fruit export turnover is expected to reach US$2bn by the end of 2015 when businesses increase their exports, claims the Viet Nam Fruit and Vegetable Association.

01 July 2015Korean fruit imports continue rising trend

South Korean fruit imports rose 7.9% in the first five months of this year, fueled by steady demand for smoothies, fruit-based drinks and ice flakes.