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U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed
U.S. imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit, now banned, is proposed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing lifting a ban on imports of fresh Chinese citrus fruit. The announcement Thursday comes one week after China said it had reopened its doors to American citrus exports. Under the proposed rule, China can ship to the U.S. mandarin oranges, pomelos, sweet oranges, Satsuma mandarin and ponkan if it checks that there are no pests or plant disease. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting public comment on the proposal for the next 60 days. The agency said the Chinese fruit would compete with U.S.-grown citrus, though the impact would be limited. “The quantity of oranges imported from China is likely...

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