Uzbek company to supply sweet cherry to China
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 3
By Fakhri Vakilov- Trend:
Uzbek company Zangiota Tomorqa Xizmati Export (New Way Caravan Gardens brand) has agreed to supply sweet cherries for $1 million to China in 2020, Trend reports via Uzbek media.
Three framework agreements with companies from Guangdong Province of China were concluded during the international exhibition Fruit Expo 2019, which was held from 27 to 29 June in Guangzhou city of China with the participation of companies from Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Great Britain, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and Vietnam.
Depending on the price of sweet cherries in 2020, the volume of supply will range from 200 to 250 tons. In addition to sweet cherries, the company presented melons, grapes, dried fruits and nuts, which are in demand among the Chinese.
Companies from the province of Guangdong, which buy fresh sweet cherry from Chile all year round, will work with Uzbekistan for the first time, so their representatives are expected to come to Uzbekistan before entering into a contract and train the supplier to properly package the products.
In the case of Uzbek suppliers, one of the most common is the claim for packaging, from which fresh fruit loses quality during transportation and competition to fruits from the European Union and Turkey.
The first batches of Uzbek cherries arrived in China in 2018. Uzbekistan has come to grips with the supply of cherries to foreign markets in recent years. In 2018, the country managed to enter the top five world leaders in the export of this berry.
Most products are sold to Russia, where Uzbek cherries compete with Turkish supplies, and to Kazakhstan. Small volumes of sweet cherries from Uzbekistan are delivered to South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
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