UPDATE: THE citrus industry is relieved Joe Ludwig will support its recommendation on the phasing out of export efficiency powers for citrus.
The industry will retain the powers to export to a single importer in China and the US for another two years.
Horticulture Australia Limited industry committees will review market conditions and set minimum prices during this time.
The single US importer arrangement will be replaced by a HAL Citrus to US committee from February 1 next year.
Citrus Australia chief executive Judith Damiani said it was the best the industry could have hoped for.
"This is a good outcome for the Australian citrus industry after what has been a very challenging consultation period for Citrus Australia,'' Ms Damiani said.
Federal Minister for Agriculture Joe Ludwig said export efficiency powers for apple, pear and dried grapes would be removed from January 31 next year.
Powers relating to citrus will be retained 31 January 31, 2015.
The changes were recommended by an Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) review and were finalised after consultation with industry.
The Federal Agriculture Minister said the current regulatory arrangements had restricted the marketing opportunities for Australian citrus and impacted export volumes and revenue.
"Australia's citrus industry used to be a world leader - we want to make sure our exports remain competitive in this global industry,'' he said.
"These changes will allow Australian exporters to build direct relationships with retailers in the US and explore new opportunities in this key market.''
The ABARES review was the first in the 10 years the export efficiency powers have operated.