International Trade of Fruit and Vegetables

United Kingdom: Exporter Guide Annual 2009

The UK has strong historic and cultural ties to the U.S., which are obvious in consumer trends in retail and foodservice markets. The UK presents market opportunities for many U.S. consumer-oriented products, including specialty food products, “healthy” food items, wine, sauces, fruit,...
Julie Vasquez-Nicholson

Indonesia: Exporter Guide Annual 2009

Indonesia was the 7th largest market for U.S. agricultural export in 2008 and the largest market in Southeast Asia at $2.3 billion. In the last few years, a stabilized macro-economic situation and business climate has provided excellent opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural exports to the...
Fahwani Y. Rangkuti
Jonn Slette

Australia: Exporter Guide Annual 2009

Australia is a prosperous, politically and economically stable, industrialized nation. Per capita GDP is approximately US$44,400, comparable to major industrialized western countries. Australian economic growth has slowed as a result of the GFC. Real GDP growth eased to 2.3 percent in 2008 and 1.5...
Lindy Crothers

NAFTA at 15: Building on Free Trade

An extended analysis of the 14-year implementation process. During this time, the agricultural sectors of Canada, Mexico, and the United States have become much more integrated and trading among these countries has grown dramatically.
Steven Zahniser
Zachary Crago
USDA Economic Research Service

Trade and Development When Exports Lack Diversification: A Case Study from Malawi

Developing countries, particularly those that depend heavily on a small number of agricultural exports, are vulnerable to domestic and international shocks. These countries often have difficulty achieving sustained economic growth. This analysis uses Malawi, a country that earns most of its...
Suresh Chand Persaud
Birgit Gisela Saager Meade
USDA Economic Research Service

Business opportunities in the Ethiopian fruit and vegetable sector

The successful experience of the Ethiopian floriculture sector has caught the attention of future investors. This article examines the potential of the fruit and vegetable export sector. Ethiopia has excellent conditions for horticulture production and a strong support from the government. Within...
Rolien C. Wiersinga
André de Jager
LEI Wageningen UR

Imports From China and Food Safety Issues

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) increased attention to food imports from China is an indicator of safety concerns as imported food becomes more common in the United States. U.S. food imports from China more than tripled in value between 2001 and 2008. Addressing safety risks...
Fred Gale
Jean C. Buzby
USDA Economic Research Service

The Globalization of Agribusiness and Developing World Food Systems

  The issue of the global concentration of agribusiness is crucial to the future of the food systems of developing (and poor, non-developing) countries. These countries have been a target of corporate investments from the outset of the industrial food system. This process has been uneven...
John Wilkinson
Monthly Review

Chinese government certification requirements of U.S. exporters

This report lists export certifications for quality, quarantine, and import control required by the Chinese government from U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
USDA FAS Beijing Staff
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service