The first American pears have reached China

February 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
An agreement between the two countries allowed China to accept the first pear shipment last week.

A company in China has been importing fruit from many countries, including the U.S., since 1988 -- but never American pears. That changed last week, thanks to a new deal between the U.S. Agriculture Department and Chinese authorities.