More Competition for Pineapples in China

Malaysian producers plan to start exporting fresh pineapple to China later this year as part of an agreement signed between the two countries in 2013.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):

Malaysia plans to start exporting fresh pineapples to China later this year. The first shipment of fruit was scheduled for last year but could not be performed because the Chinese authorities did not give their approval, according to a recent statement by the Malaysian Minister for Agribusiness Ismail Sabri Yaakob .

The official also indicated that the first test export of these fruits is scheduled for June or July this year. He added that the Chinese authorities will visit the plantations in order to monitor operating procedures, established standards and control of diseases.

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