Import Tariffs in China are still affecting key California agricultural exports.
A U.S.-China trade dispute beginning in 2018 means that Chinese retaliatory tariffs continue to affect California agricultural exports; e.g. exports of tree nuts and wine still face increased duties, despite implementation in 2020 of the Phase One U.S.-China trade agreement.
A spokesman for a company which markets almonds and walnuts, said concerns about the Chinese tariffs became less urgent last year because larger state crops for both nuts dropped prices “dramatically.” This made imports to China cheaper. Reduced crops for both almonds and walnuts are expected this year, so importers may pull back as prices increase.