China Approved 10 Fruits for Import in 2020 Amid Slowing Import Growth

Updated Jan 5, 2021
According to an announcement from China’s General Administration of Customs, China granted import permission for 10 new fruit items in 2020, representing a slight decrease from the previous year. The approved fruit items include Argentinian and Chilean citrus; Brazilian melons; Cambodian mangos; Dominican avocados; Indonesian dragon fruit; U.S. avocados, blueberries and nectarines; and Zambian blueberries. However, owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic, both the rate of approval for new fruit imports and the number of fruit imports in general have been declining. According to data from China Customs, imports of fresh fruits, dried fruits and nuts between January and October of 2020 totaled 5.51 million metric tons, a year-on-year decrease of 10.5%. Among the fruits approved for import in 2020, the most notable is undoubtedly Cambodian mangos. This is the second Cambodian fruit to obtain such approval, after bananas, which have enjoyed immense success in China owing to the amicable ...
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