Tasmanian cherries at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou last week showed damage that a trader attributed to rain in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Handout Tasmanian cherries at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou last week showed damage that a trader attributed to rain in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Handout
Tasmanian cherries at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou last week showed damage that a trader attributed to rain in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Handout

China-Australia relations: some Chinese importers shying away from Tasmanian cherries ahead of Lunar New Year

  • Trader says rain in Tasmania damaged some premium Australian cherries that recently arrived in China, while Chilean alternatives are becoming increasingly attractive
  • Cherries are commonly given as gifts in China around the Lunar New Year, and Tasmanian cherries are said to be ‘in a league of their own’

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Tasmanian cherries at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou last week showed damage that a trader attributed to rain in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Handout Tasmanian cherries at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou last week showed damage that a trader attributed to rain in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Handout
Tasmanian cherries at the Jiangnan wholesale market in Guangzhou last week showed damage that a trader attributed to rain in Tasmania, Australia. Photo: Handout
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