This opens more opportunities for the Vietnamese fruit to access the potential market, especially after the import duties are removed as the ASEAN Community comes into effect.
Luc Ngan lychees have been sold at Big C supermarket across the country at promotional prices as from June 16, helping customers have a chance to enjoy the high-quality products with clear origins.
Around 150 tons of lychees from Luc Ngan and other localities are expected to be sold at Big C supermarkets during the period.
The US Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency under the US Department of Agriculture has granted the area code with geographic indications for 300 households in Luc Ngan district to grow lychee on more than 217 ha.
Meanwhile, the production process is strictly managed by local authorities to ensure international food hygiene and safety standards so that the fruit can enter demanding markets like the US, Australia, the EU and Japan.