VOV.VN - The northern province of Hai Duong held a ceremony on May 29 to ship the first batch of lychees grown in Thanh Ha district to Japan.
The ceremony was part of a conference held on the same day by the Hai Duong provincial administration, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, to promote the trade in Thanh Ha lychees.
The conference was virtually connected to other localities in Vietnam and venues in 10 countries and territories worldwide, namely China, the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Hong Kong (China).
About 300 foreign importers worldwide took part in the conference in the online platform.
The juicy fruit, a specialty of Hai Duong grown for hundreds of years, has been granted a certificate of geographical indication since 2007. The fruit has been honoured by many domestic and international organizations for its quality and food safety.
In Vietnam, the fruit has been consumed in the retail distribution system at large supermarkets in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other big cities. It has been introduced through e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Sendo, Voso and Postmart.
In addition, the fruit has been also exported to major markets such as China, Europe, the US, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and other countries in Southeast Asia. The province is now seeking to expand overseas outlets for its products.
Hai Duong has recorded a lychee bumper harvest this year, with the output estimated at 60,000 tonnes, up 10% compared to 2021.