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Judge rules Chinese company infringed on Zespri kiwifruit

A judge has ruled that New Zealand kiwifruit company Zespri’s claims that a Chinese company illegally propagated its fruit is valid.

Virus delays California Prune Board trip to China

The California Prune Board, Roseville, is postponing a trip to China because of the coronavirus, but says exporters are committed to the market and will reschedule its visit when possible.

Promising trade gains, U.S. signs phase one trade agreement with China

The phase one trade agreement signed by the U.S. and China Jan. 15 will deliver potential trade gains for U.S. growers of potatoes, blueberries, avocados, and other crops.

T&G Global expands Orchard Rd brand in Asia

Hoping to bring the same excitement to the grape category as it did to apples with Jazz and Envy, T&G Global is moving into grapes with its Orchard Rd brand.
Sep 09, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Asia, #China

Apple group: No time to waste in repairing trade with China

With overall U.S. apple exports down 27% in the 2018-19 season, growers are bracing for a 10% increase on apples to China.
Aug 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Apples, #China, #Exports

California Giant strawberries available at first Costco in China

When China’s first Costco opened Aug. 27, California Giant strawberries were on display.

China adds to fruit tariffs

The hits keep on coming for U.S. fruit exporters.
Aug 27, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Trade, #Apples, #China

Rocky trade backdrop greets McKinney speech at U.S. Apple meeting

With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #USDA, #China, #India

UPDATED: USTR delays some tariffs on Chinese goods

(UPDATED, Aug. 14) Sparking a 400-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the United States Trade Representative said Aug. 13 the U.S. will delay tariffs on some imports from China until Dec. 15.

USDA lays out plan for growers hit by tariffs, trade barriers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to purchase up to $236.6 million of fresh fruits and vegetables through one of three programs designed to help growers affected by tariffs and trade barriers.
Jul 29, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #USDA, #Trade, #China