Malaysia is all geared to satisfy China’s craving for a pungent, football-sized thorny fruit.   That’s because China’s General Administration of Customs has approved imports of frozen whole durian fruit starting May 30 following an agreement signed in August, according to Sim Tze Tzin, Malaysia’s deputy minister for agriculture andContinue Reading

China has overtaken Japan as the biggest foreign market of Philippine bananas, buying more than 1.1 million metric tons in 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Tuesday.   In an interview with Xinhua, PSA Assistant Secretary and Officer-in-Charge Josie Perez said China has bought a total of 1.165Continue Reading

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi and Chinese Customs and Excise Minister Ni Yue Feng inked a trade protocol on mangosteen exports to the economic giant, Thursday, after it permitted Indonesia to re-export.   “This cooperation is part of the efforts to boost connectivity and investment,” Marsudi remarked beforeContinue Reading

An executive of one of the country’s major pineapple producers recently complained to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati about the difficulties his company encountered in exporting the company’s pineapples to China, one of the world’s largest buyers of tropical fruits.   The businessman, who owns a large pineapple plantation inContinue Reading

Confirming information about China’s plan to expand dragonfruit growing area to 30,000 hectares by 2020, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong yesterday said that Vietnam is not too concerned about that.     The dragonfruit production areas in China’s Hainan and Guangxi provinces have reached 20,000 hectaresContinue Reading