Do American farmers have a future in the Hong Kong market?
AuthorColin A. Carter
Author AffiliationsC. A. Carter is Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 45(5):27-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p27. September 1991.
Hong Kong has virtually no import barriers against food imports and is an important market for American farm products. It currently imports 20% of the United States' fruit and vegetable exports — and more than half of those are produced in California. However, the situation is likely to change when the People's Republic of China regains control over Hong Kong in 1997. This article suggests that mainland China poses a major threat to the U.S. market share in Hong Kong; it also questions Hong Kong's future participation in international food markets.
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