International Trade of Fruit and Vegetables

CBI Trends: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  The main trends for the coming years will be healthy natural products, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and convenience. More integrated CSR programmes and certification programmes are introduced with increased sharing of information along the total supply chain. Meanwhile, product...
CBI Market Intelligence
CBI Ministry of Foreign Affairs

FDA Fact Sheet: Voluntary Qualified Importer Progra- Draft Guidance At-a-Glance

A voluntary, fee-based program for the expedited review and importation of foods from importers who achieve and maintain a high level of control over the safety and security of their supply chains. See more information on: Who is eligible? What kinds of foods are allowed under VQIP? Benefits of...
US Food and Drug Administration

Decision Making Factors for Country-of-origin Agriculture Branding in International Markets: The Case of Orchids in Taiwan

The orchid is Taiwan's top flower export product. However, increasing competition from the Netherlands and China had a great impact on Taiwan's export. This research examines the question of what are the major considerations for using the Taiwanese Phalaenopsis orchid label for...
Hsin-I Hsiao
Ching-Cheng Chang
Chia-Hsuan Wu
Journal of Horticulture

El Mercado de Cerezas en el Reino Unido

  Calidad y frescura, son las principales demandas de los exigentes consumidores británicos. Las cerezas son consumidas en el Reino Unido principalmente por segmentos socio-económicos altos.  A lo anterior, se suma un incremento en el consumo de cerezas orgánicas, lo...

The State of Sustainable Markets

The first global data report on fast-growing voluntary sustainability standards outlines the share of bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, forestry, palm oil, soybeans, cane sugar and tea in 14 major standards. The report is based on a partnership between the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (...
Julia Lernoud
Jason Potts
Gregory Sampson
Vivek Voora
Helga Willer
Joseph Wozniak
International Trade Centre

Improving Africa’s cotton value chain for Asian markets

Stronger ties between African cotton producers/ginners and Asian buyers can improve the market positioning of African cotton.The African-Asian cotton trade has great potential. This study examines African challenges to improve along the value chain to meet Asia’s growing demand. It reviews...
Mariem Nouar
Matthias Knappe
Eric Buchot
Yvan Decreux
Mondher Mimouni
Julia Spies
International Trade Centre

Climate change and the coffee industry

Paper focusing on the contribution of the coffee value chain to climate change and the effects of climate change on global coffee production with particular reference to smallholder coffee producers in developing and least developed countries – reviews the opportunities to mitigate greenhouse...
Hein Jan van Hilten
Alexander Kasterine
Dominic Stanculescu
Morten Scholer
International Trade Centre

Climate Change and the Agri-Food Trade

Climate change is reducing the competitiveness of agricultural exports from developing countries as far apart as Peru and Uganda, according to an ITC survey of agri-food exporters in these countries.The exporters call on their governments to integrate climate change into long-term, sector-specific...
Stephan Slingerland
Jessica Yearwood
Fernando Cilloniz
Alan Fairlie
Michael Rodríguez
Katarina Nossal
Semhar Mebrahtu
Aaban Butt
Hilde de Beule
Christophe Durande
Julie Karami-Dekens
Marius Keller
Alexander Kasterine
International Trade Centre

From niche to mainstream – Halal Goes Global

The halal food sector is estimated to be a trillion-dollar global market, based on the preferences of an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.This publication is the first to provide an overview of the global halal food and beverage market. It contains trade data, outlines consumer trends...
Abdalhamid Evans
Sadiq Syed
International Trade Centre

Sustainable Sourcing: Markets for Certified Chinese Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

  This study reviews the global market for sustainably wild-collected botanical ingredients from China. China produces many plant-based herbal medicines and ingredients, consumed within China and worldwide. The study promotes recognition and implementation of sustainable wild-collection...
Josef Brinckmann
International Trade Centre