China set to remove apple ban

December 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
China is set to remove its ban on certain American apples.

Federal officials say they are making progress in trade negotiations with Chinese officials.

Officials say a new deal would allow American growers to once again export red and golden varieties to China by early 2014. China stopped importing those varieties of apples more than a year ago because of concerns about their safety.