The first launch ceremony of Yongchun Mandarin Oranges exports to the United States was held on December 2 in Yongchun County, Fujian Province, the "Hometown of Mandarin Oranges." As the first cold-processed agricultural product exported to the United States in the Fujian Customs District, the first batch of 50 tons of Yongchun Citrus is expected to arrive in the United States on the 6th of this month.
It is reported that Jufu Fruit Co., Ltd., which exports this batch of Yongchun Citrus, has become China's first export enterprise of thick-skin citrus to the United States. As the famous "hometown of Chinese oranges", Yongchun is known as "the world's oranges see China, and Chinese oranges see Yongchun". The planting of oranges has a history of more than 80 years, and the existing planting area is about 3473.3 hectares.
Yongchun Mandarin Orange has the reputation of being the "Far East Orange King". It has been awarded more than 20 honors, such as national and provincial famous brand agricultural products. Its output ranks among the best in the country, with annual sales of more than 300,000 tons, and an annual export to Southeast Asia of around 10,000 tons. The output value of the entire industry chain is close to 7 billion RMB.
It is understood that in April 2020, the General Administration of Customs issued Announcement No. 59, allowing five types of fresh citrus, including pomelo, and ponkan, to be exported to the United States which meet the "Phytosanitary Requirements for the Export of Chinese Fresh Citrus to the United States".
After many communications and consultations with Quanzhou Customs, the Yongchun County Party Committee and the County Government have received support from the General Administration of Customs. This has included the promotion of the export of Yongchun oranges to the U.S. market as a key practical project and has explored a rapid customs clearance model for agricultural products in Yongchun County which effectively promoted the export of Yongchun citrus to the United States.