The General Administration of Customs of China has announced that China is granting import permits for ten new fruits in 2020. This is a slight decrease as compared to the year before. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, both the approval rate for new fruit imports and the number of fruit imports overall have been declining.
Among the approved fruits are Argentine and Chilean citrus, Brazilian melons, Cambodian mangoes, Dominican avocados, Indonesian dragon fruit, US avocados, blueberries and nectarines, and blueberries from Zambia.
According to China Customs data, imports of fresh fruits, dried fruits, and nuts between January and October 2020 totaled 5.51 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 10.5%.
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