global trade

Impact of Chinese Tariffs Applied to U.S. Fresh Fruit Exports

The People's Republic of China's Ministry of Commerce in March 2018 announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs impacting about $2.0 billion in U.S. food and agricultural exports to China in response to U.S. 232 Trade Action on steel and aluminum. Additional tariffs of 15 percent would be applied to exports of fruits, dried fruits and nuts from the U.S.

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NAFTA Negotiations

Specific to produce and floral, the principal objective of the U.S. in renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is to ensure competitive opportunities for U.S. exports to Canada and Mexico and to achieve fairer and more open conditions of trade. In addition to what the U.S. may expect from negotiations, Canada and Mexico likely will also use such an opportunity to address their interests as well.

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middle east imports

Who Supplies the Middle East’s Increasing Demand for Fresh Produce

The growing populations in several Middle Eastern countries point to increased dependence on imported food staples. Food imports are projected to grow to US$53.1 billion by 2020. Major factors driving the market include growing domestic and expat population, rising health consciousness among the population, changing tastes and preferences, and growing disposable income leading to higher consumption of nutritional foods.

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China's Pending FTAs: How Sri Lanka, Japan, and India will impact China

China could see impacts to its imported fruit market, with free trade agreements pending with several countries and economic groups worldwide. Among them, the most noticeable impacts could be seen from Sri Lanka, Japan, and India. China is currently engaged in negotiations over free trade agreements (FTAs) with eight other countries and economic groups.

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Growth of Small Store Formats in China

How Suppliers Will Capitalize on China's Small Retail Formats

China’s retail environment is evolving as convenience, specialty, and online are growing by leaps and bounds. Hypermarkets, which redefined China’s retailing environment over the past decade, registered their first-ever drop in 2015, losing 0.2 percent value in the urban FMCG market as traffic dropped by 4.6 percent and volume per household sank by 4.7 percent (Bain Kantar Worldpanel 2016), due to competition and high market saturation in Tier 1 cities.

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