US Peaches, Nectarines Allowed to Enter Australia | JOC

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Sep

US Peaches, Nectarines Allowed to Enter Australia | JOC

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced that peaches and nectarines from California and the Pacific Northwest are now allowed entry into all Australian states.

“The first shipments of peaches and nectarines from California successfully landed in Australia, passed inspection and are on their way to markets for Australian consumers to enjoy,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a written statement. “This success comes after several years of negotiations with the Australian government at all levels — from U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich to USDA staff from APHIS and the Foreign Agricultural Service.”

Australia published import conditions for market access of peaches and nectarines from California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington to Australia in July.

Australia’s international merchandise imports in August totaled A$21.7 billion (about US$20.3 billion), slipping 1 percent from A$22.0 billion in July, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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