Zhanjiang approved as designated port for imported fruit entry

AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China) has confirmed recently that Zhanjiang is approved as the designated port for imported fruit entry. It will become an easy China-ASEAN fruit trade access for southwest area.

All the ASEAN countries are world famous for their tropical fruit plantation. For example, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia can produce a wide variety of fresh and dried tropical fruits around the whole year. According to the statistics, the tropical fruit plantation area in ASEAN countries account for around 20% of the whole world's area, and its production volume contribute to around 30% of the whole world's volume. As China opens its door to other ASEAN countries, and Chinese consumers' demand to tropical fruit has increased annually, China has become one of the most important tropical fruit export area.

Last December, China-ASEAN fruit trade value reached nearly $ 700 million, a 2 % increase compared with the same period in 2014. Among this the imported fruit demand in Zhanjiang and its surrounding areas reach 200,000 tons / year and it showed a rapid growth trend.

Source: China News Network

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