Prior to joining Foodnews, he spent 10 years as editor of a frozen foods industry title, and has also edited a logistics magazine, a commercial vehicle journal (for which he had to get his truck driver’s licence), a motorcycle industry title, and a market-leading consumer ski magazine.
His core area of expertise on IEG Vu is the global market for fruit juices and concentrates.
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The Spanish Agrarian Guarantee Fund (FEGA), responsible for the application of European Agricultural Funds in Spain, has announced that it will withdraw 30,000 tonnes of peaches, nectarines and similar stone fruit from the Spanish market this year. The fruit will be collected by the various relevant producer organisations (POs).
Polish NFC apple juice exports are now running at double their level of the 2013/14 season: from September 2018 to February 2019, or halfway through its apple juice season, Poland managed to export 83,250 tonnes of NFC juice.
This new tariff of 70% came into effect on June 16, after several months of delay, in response to the US refusal to exempt India from higher taxes on steel and aluminium imports.
With only a couple of months before Poland starts harvesting its apples, one would think that it would be fairly easy to determine the size of Poland’s 2019/20 apple harvest and from that deduce the likely AJC price, but there are many conflicting reports about the damage done by the April frosts and therefore the probable harvest size.
Polish fruit farmers should decide well in advance whether to produce apples for processing or fruit destined for the fresh markets, said Piotr Podoba, president of the board of Doehler Sp.zoo.
Saudi Arabia has delayed the introduction of a 50% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. The tax was due to be implemented in July, along with the 100% tax on e-cigarettes and the liquids used in them.