Fresh fruit from California has long been sought after by consumers worldwide and consistent, open access to export markets is crucial for the success of the industry. The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) works to open new markets and address market access issues all around the globe including tariffs, technical barriers, and sanitary or phytosanitary issues on behalf of our members. For more information, please contact Caroline Stringer, Director of Trade.

Export Programs

CFFA administers several work plans for stone fruit exports to countries including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, and Mexico. Industry must enroll in these programs each year and adhere to program workplans to participate. These programs rely on the cooperation of industry, local County Agricultural Commissioners, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Stone Fruit Export Database

The Stone Fruit Export Database is a resource for members seeking information on export requirements and standards (documentation, labeling, maximum residue limits for pesticides, pest lists, phytosanitary requirements) as well as tariffs and taxes applied to California stone fruit. To access the Export Database, please log-in with your member username and password.

USDA Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) Database

USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) provides timely reports on foreign markets through the GAIN database. An average of 2,000 reports are added each year, with reports going back to 1995. GAIN reports are compiled by FAS’ global market intelligence network, which includes FAS foreign service officers and locally engaged staff in over 90 overseas offices world-wide. They provide on-the-ground intelligence, insight, and analysis on nearly 200 countries, delivering information on foreign agricultural markets, crop conditions, and agro-political dynamics of interest to U.S. agriculture. To search through GAIN reports, please click here.