VOV.VN - The Can Tho Department of Agriculture and Rural Development held a ceremony on March 17 to mark the export of its first batch of 18 tonnes of durians to the Chinese market.
The move comes under the protocol signed between the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the General Department of China Customs.
Vietnamese firm Ngoc Minh Lang Son Import-Export Co., Ltd will be the exporting company while the importing enterprise will be Shenzhen Pan Asia Logistics Co., Ltd. of China.
Upon addressing the ceremony, Tran Thien Thanh, deputy director of Truong Phat Durian Cooperative in Can Tho City, said after being inspected by the Chinese side, the co-operative was assessed to fully meet stringent export standards and was therefore granted two growing area codes to export to the market.
Truong Phat Cooperative has therefore signed a long-term product consumption contract with Ngoc Minh Lang Son Import-Export Co., Ltd., with the purchase price being equal or higher than the market price during the harvest season.
Industry insiders pointed out that despite durian exports recording bright prospects this year, there remains high risk of excess, adding that farmers must fully abide by the export contract and duly apply techniques in order to launch products in line with the requirements of businesses.