China’s raisin production is forecast at 180,000 MT in MY2021/22, a rebound of 20 percent from a failed crop in the previous year due to Covid-19 outbreaks in Xinjiang that prevented harvest and processing.
From August 19, 2021, Japan has expanded market access for U.S.-grown plums to imports of Japanese plums (Prunus salicina) from the United States, in addition to European plums (Prunus domestica) grown in the United States.
Stone fruit production in Australia is forecast to increase in marketing year 2021/22, following a season that was impacted by a labor shortage at harvest and export logistics challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Thai Food and Drug Administration (Thai FDA) issued its annual revision to its pesticide residue monitoring program for fresh produce. The protocol remains the same in practice; however, the fresh produce that are considered “high risk” have...