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China: Exporting to

Special Report - Exporting to China

China is an important importer and exporter of fresh fruit and vegetables. Advances in production, post-harvest handling, processing, logistical technologies, and increased levels of international investment as well as steady economic growth are contributing to China's dynamic fruit and vegetable market. This growth is making China an important location for exporters around the world.

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PMAs Glimpse into the Future 2017 Produce and Floral Environmental Scan

Special Report: PMA’s 2017 Glimpse into the Future

PMA’s “Glimpse into the Future” report identifies issues and trends that are likely to affect the global fresh produce and floral industries in the next three to five years. It was developed from information gathered by the PMA Research team, in conjunction with members and volunteer leaders worldwide, as well as global subject matter experts.

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Entering the Middle East Market

Entering the Middle East Market

The Middle East population is booming. However, they do not produce enough food. Limitations exist because of its geographic location and climate. PMA interviewed a few exporters to gather insights on their Middle East activity. The European Union, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and local and regional processors are competing for the Middle East’s produce business. Substantial openings for produce will benefit the industry and your business.

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USDA GAIN report - Vietnam Retail Foods

Vietnam's food retail sector is dominated by small traditional traders, but modern retail channels are expanding in response to growing consumer demand. Overall economic growth, including a sizable young population, rapid urbanization and concerns about hygiene and food safety are driving changes in consumption patterns.

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USDA GAIN report – Canada Retail Industry

The attached GAIN report provides an overview of the Canadian retail industry for U.S. suppliers. USDA'S Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) provides timely information on the agricultural economy, products and issues in countries outside the United States that are likely to have an impact on United States agricultural production and trade.

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Chinese Governing Bodies Overseeing Imports

Infographic: Chinese Governing Bodies Overseeing Imports

Several governing bodies oversee imports into China: AQSIQ, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China; CIQ, China Inspection and Quarantine; CIQA, the China Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Association; and GACC, the General Administrations of Customs of the People's Republic of China.

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Import Opps in China Tier 2 &3

Infographic: Import Opportunities in Chinese Tier II & III Cities

Explore the differences between Chinese tier II and tier III cities in regards to consumer characteristics, distribution and cold chain infrastructure as well as within the fresh fruit markets.

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US Trade Proposals and Potential Impacts

Global trade may be affected by recent proposals of the U.S. White House and Congress. Those in the produce chain should fully understand these proposals and what the implications are for the industry. This article provides an easy, straightforward explanation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), North American Free Trade Agreement, the proposed border adjustment tax, and bilateral trade with Mexico.

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Fiscal Facts

Diverse Business Plans Essential to Manage Economic Uncertainty

2017 looks like a hard year to predict fiscal influences that could either spur growth and expansion or hurt your business. Uncertainty makes it critical for you to understand what influences the state of the economy to make the best possible business decisions.

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California drought

Impact of the California Drought on Prices

Consumers expect retail prices of fresh fruit and vegetables to increase, especially due to the six-year California drought. Good news is that costs caused by the drought is balanced by our strong economy.

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