Tonnes of fruit stranded in EU, South Africa battle of oranges

Euractiv | Aug 7, 2022 at 9:18 AM
  • Millions of boxes of oranges are spoiling in containers stranded at European ports as South Africa and the European Union lock horns in a dispute over import rules.
  • The new measures require South African farmers to apply extreme cold treatment to all Europe-bound oranges and keep the fruits at temperatures of two degrees Celsius (35 degrees Fahrenheit) or lower for 25 days.
  • Europe is the largest market for South Africa’s almost $2 billion citrus industry.