South Africa: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

The export of pears and apples is forecast to increase by 4 percent in the 2018/19 MY, while table grapes exports will increase by 8 percent, as the industry starts its recovery from the previous season`s drought. The production of apples and pears is not expected to return to normal production levels until in the 2019/20 MY. South Africa only imports small quantities of deciduous fruits to fulfill a niche market or to satisfy domestic demand when supply is limited. Due to phytosanitary restrictions, the United States only has limited market access of apples from areas that are free of Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot). The United States is still negotiating to expand this market access to include areas regulated for apple maggot in the United States. 

South Africa: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Related Reports

In 2023, U.S. agricultural exports to Bulgaria surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time. The growth was due to a substantial increase in U.S. exports of beef, tree and ground nuts, food preparations, whiskies, animal feed, and wood.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Netherlands: Food Processing Ingredients Annual

The turnover of the Dutch food processing industry in 2021 (most recent data available) was valued at $99 billion. There are almost 8,500 food processing companies active in the Netherlands and together they account for over 150,000 jobs.
On April 4, 2024, the Government of Bangladesh issued a Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) allowing the bulk import of animal feed ingredients without labels; fixing an issue that was causing tariffs to be applied to shipments of feed ingredients when bulk containers did not have labels in them.