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Key Points

  • Australia has already begun exporting nectarines to Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.
  • In 2006, according to Citrus Australia, China granted export approval for Australian citrus. China’s 2017 revision of Australian citrus imports includes modifications to the cold disinfestation temperature, and recognizing the Riverland region, South Australia, as fruit fly free.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In January 2019, as a result of ChAFTA, Chinese import tariffs on Australian apricots, nectarines, and plums, will drop to 0%. Import tariffs for Australian oranges will drop to 0% in January 2023.
  • From 2015 to 2017, Hong Kong’s imports of Australian peaches and nectarines averaged ~3,900 MTs per year.
  • In May 2016, it was announced that Australia would reportedly begin exporting sweet nectarines to China in January 2017. 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.
  • From 2015 to 2016, mainland China’s imports of Australian oranges increased from 24,638 MTs to 33,448 MTs. At the same time, Hong Kong’s imports of Australian oranges decreased from 46,863 MTs to 36,984 MTs (rebounded to 41,721 MTs in 2017).

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