22 July 2014Siter appoints Administrator
The transport company subsidiary of the Italian multinational GF Group appoints an Administrator with a view to ceasing operations.
22 July 2014New Zealand amends seasonal worker scheme
The news was welcomed by the country’s kiwifruit industry, which estimates it will be producing 40% more fruit within 4 years.
22 July 2014Strong start for Australian orange exporters
In the 2014 season, industry body Citrus Australia estimates the volume of exports to China could reach 1,000 containers.
22 July 2014Colombian banana industry secures State aid
Producers are to receive financial assistance for the 4,500 hectares of plantations lost to a blow-down two weeks ago.
22 July 2014Wawona issues nationwide stonefruit recall
The California-based fruit packing company has recalled certain lots of its peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to potential listeria contamination.
21 July 2014PHP to expand banana production
The Compagnie Fruitière subsidiary is to increase the land under banana cultivation it already operates in southern Cameroon by 27%.
21 July 2014EU intercepts CBS consignment
The Citrus Growers’ Association has confirmed that the fungal disease has been found on a consignment of South African citrus en route to Europe.
21 July 2014Banana tariff to be equal by 2020
As part of the bilateral trade agreement, the EU’s import tariff on Ecuadorian bananas will be identical to that of its Dollar banana rivals within six years.
21 July 2014Argentinean topfruit shippers miss out
Apple and pear exports are well down year-on-year with the re-routing of reefer containers to international markets via Brazil cited as the major reason.
21 July 2014Russia bans Moldovan fruit
The temporary prohibition extends to apples, pears, quinces, apricots, cherries, wild cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums and sloe, and will take effect today.
18 July 2014Less is more for Chilean kiwifruit
A reduced supply has caused prices to rise between 20%-40% on international markets, according to information service provider Decofrut.
18 July 2014Ecuador signs Trade pact with EU
The agreement will bring the EU import tariff on Ecuadorian bananas closer to the figure paid by other Dollar banana exporters.
18 July 2014Greenlees calls time on Zespri
The founding director and former Chairman of the single channel kiwifruit marketer is to step down from the board after 15 years’ service to the NZ kiwifruit industry.
18 July 2014Asia drives Peru fresh export growth
Shipments of Peruvian fresh fruit and vegetables to Asian markets were up 96% year-on-year in the first five months of 2014.
18 July 2014US Coast Guard detains Del Monte reefer
The crew of the vessel has been accused of violating regulations that prohibit the disposal of various pollutants at sea.