As part of "Phase 1" of the US-China trade agreement, exports of Hass avocados and blueberries can now be made from California. This new market access will provide producers of avocados and blueberries of California new opportunities to market their products to Chinese consumers in the coming years, highlighted the Trade Representation of the White House.
In 2019, China imported a record volume of fresh fruits and vegetables that exceeded $ 8,600 billion. Globally, avocado exports from the United States totaled 154 million dollars in 2019, having as its main destinations Canada, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.
In 2019, China imported avocados for a value of 92 million dollars, of which 36 million corresponded to products originating from Peru, 30 million from Chile and 25 million from Mexico.
Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and USTR announced additional progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of the Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement between the United States and China. , which came into effect on February 14, 2020.