China Exporter Guide 2023
China is on track to be the leading export destination for U.S. agricultural products for a third consecutive year. Despite the economy’s anticipated challenges in 2023, demand for U.S. agricultural products remains strong. In December 2022, China announced changes to its pandemic response policy, signaling a shift that removes previous restrictions that impacted food and agricultural trade and marketing. Until these policy changes become clearer, U.S. exporters are encouraged to follow U.S. government travel recommendations and continue engaging with Chinese stakeholders via online meetings, matchmaking events, conferences, and trade shows. This report provides practical tips for U.S. agricultural, forestry, and fishery exporters on how to conduct business in China, including information on local business practices, a review of consumer preferences, food standards and regulations, and import and inspection procedures.