A General Review of China’s Fruit Import Status

Discussion Papers

No.726

by Lei Lei

October 2018

ABSTRACT

This study provides a general review of China’s fruit import status based on literature review, governmental reports, and trade data from China customs department, and international organizations. The study first reviewed the general trend of China’s fruit import, discussing the imported product compositions and origins, factors affecting the imports, and related administrative procedures. Secondly, the study focuses on China’s fruit imports from ASEAN countries, one of the largest trade partners of China, analyzing the characteristics of fruit trade between the two economies. This section also covers a discussion of the trade impact of Belt Road Initiative. The last part of the study offers policy implications and suggestions.

Keywords:Fruit trade, China-ASEAN FTA, Belt Road Initiative

JEL classification:F13, Q17

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