Chinese market seems to be beckoning

Promising export forecasts for Ukrainian cherries and blueberries

There seem to be no real hurdles standing in the way of establishing exports of Ukrainian cherries to the Chinese market. However, the volume of premium quality cherries is quite limited in Ukraine today.

In 2018-2019, Ukrainian producers did export cherries to China, but this year’s export volumes were minimal due to the poor harvest in Ukraine, said Taras Bashtannik, President of the Ukrainian Horticulture Association.

Issues related to opportunities, barriers, and risks for Ukrainian fruit and vegetable producers entering the Chinese market will be discussed during the online discussion “Fruit and Vegetable Exports to China: Barriers and Opportunities for Ukrainian Producers“, which will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 11:00 via Zoom.

UHA President Taras Bashtannik has said that blueberries are the second most promising fruit in Ukraine for export to China. However, when speaking about blueberry exports, volumes will not sufficiently increase enough in the next couple years. Several years need to be dedicated to the bureaucratic procedures associated with obtaining permits. “Nevertheless, blueberries are in a promising export position. After all, China is a net importer of this berry,” Taras Bashtannik told east-fruit.com.


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