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26 September 2017Valparaiso lifts share of fruit shipments

Chilean exporter association ASOEX data reveals a 38% increase year-on-year in the throughput of fruit via Valparaiso in 2016/17.

26 September 2017Korea posts flat apple trade balance

There are currently no approved countries for importing apples into South Korea, which consumes what it produces and exports very little.

26 September 2017Israel anticipates record apple crop

According to data from the Galilee Development Company and the Plants Council, this year’s apple crop will hit a record of more than 120K MT.

26 September 2017China finalizes Colombia avocado protocol

A Chinese health authority delegation is expected in Colombia next month in order to approve production conditions prior to the start of an export programme.

26 September 2017Pineapple thieves to hang

The Kenyan Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence handed to three men who stole 30 pineapples from the Thika-based Del Monte farm.

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25 September 2017Zespri appoints CEO from within

The Zespri Board of Directors has appointed long-serving executive Dan Mathieson as its new Chief Executive, taking over from Lain Jager with immediate effect.

25 September 2017Dom Rep estimates heavy banana losses

The winds associated with Hurricane Irma and rainfall with Hurricane Maria are reported to have destroyed 50% of banana production in the country’s north west.

25 September 2017Dunkirk port hurt by FWI losses

The port of entry into the EU for bananas from Martinique and Guadeloupe is set to lose 200K MT throughput as a result of hurricane damage in the Caribbean.

25 September 2017Cocaine discovered on Colombian banana farm

The seven tonne shipment worth US$200m was being guarded for transport later to Central America, with the United States as a final destination.

25 September 2017Tesco relaxes rules on below grade topfruit

British growers will be spared from being forced to dump hundreds of tonnes of apples after the retailer relaxed its rules on 'blemish-free' fruit.

22 September 2017UGPBAN clarifies FWI banana losses

The Caribbean island of Guadeloupe has suffered a total crop loss to Hurricane Maria while volumes in Martinique are reported to be down 70%.

22 September 2017Dole strawberry exit continues apace

Closing its operations in Watsonville is a significant step for the multinational as the region is the largest strawberry producer in California.

22 September 2017Peru ships more oranges

According to Customs agency Sunat, Peru this season more than doubled the volume and value of its orange exports year-on-year.

22 September 2017Rosselkhoznadzor warns Serbia on pest interceptions

The Russian plant and animal health regulator says it may impose restrictions on fruit imports from Serbia due to a pest infestation detected in some products.

22 September 2017English apple crop to fall 20%

As well as numbers decreasing year-on-year, the industry expects a high percentage of the crop to be smaller or blemished and unsaleable therefore in major retailers.