China has imported agricultural products worth US$332 from Zimbabwe in the first seven months of this year, an increase of 111.6% year on year. The huge jump in imports underlines China's potential as a big market for Zimbabwe's agricultural products. As China's appetite for Zimbabwean agricultural products grows, the General Administration of Customs of China recently issued an announcement allowing the import of fresh citrus from Zimbabwe that meets relevant requirements.
The fresh citrus to be exported include sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon and lime.
On Thursday this week, Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube launched a US$30 million export revolving fund to revive the once vibrant horticultural sector.