Australian nectarine growers feel “privileged” that their fruits will be exported to China as the benefits from the historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) continue to trickle into local businesses. Summerfruit WA director Brett DelSimone said it was an “unexpected delight” that China decided to import fresh, sweet nectarines from Australia, but recognized the importance of maintaining stringent quality control to ensure the program’s success…Full Article: May 2016

Key Point

  • Australia will reportedly begin exporting sweet nectarines to China in January 2017.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In January 2019, as a result of ChAFTA, Chinese import tariffs on Australian nectarines will drop to 0%.
  • In Australia, January harvested nectarines include the yellow nectarine varieties of Fire Sweet, Summer Bright, and Summer Fire, as well as the white nectarine varieties of Bright Pearl and Fire Pearl.

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