U.S. Oregon State Governor Kate Brown signed a resolution on Wednesday [5 July 2017] to advance economic and trade ties with China. While non-binding itself, the resolution makes Oregon the first U.S. state that encourages continued collaboration with China for trade and economic development…Full Article: ECNS.cn July 2017

Key Point

  • In 2016, according the US Department of Commerce, Oregon had a USD 3.7 billion trade surplus with China. Oregon primarily exports computers, agricultural products, and chemicals to China.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In September 2013, the president of Pear Bureau Northwest, a non-profit marketing organization to develop markets for pears grown in Oregon and Washington, estimated that red pears would comprise approximately 40% of their exports to China
  • In October 2012, Oregon’s Pear Bureau Northwest noted that US pears have a seven month supply window to Hong Kong. Oregon is a well-known exporter of pears (state fruit) to the Hong Kong market.

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