China Market Opportunities for California Nectarines

On March 4, 2020, China announced market access for fresh U.S. nectarines as part of the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement (ETA). This report briefly mentions the market access conditions for U.S. nectarines, discusses several key factors of China’s nectarine market (including import competition), and offers market-entry recommendations to consider when exporting fresh U.S. nectarines to China.

Product Description & Access Overview

On March 4, 2020, in accordance with the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement (ETA), China granted official market access for U.S. fresh nectarines from designated counties in California (specifically Fresno, Tulare, Kern, Kings and Madera counties). California nectarines account for 95 percent of U.S. production. The harvest season for U.S. nectarines runs from mid-summer to mid-autumn, partially overlapping with Chinese domestic supply, which runs from May to October. Read the full report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service HERE

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