VOV.VN - With the European Union –Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) taking effect in coming weeks, local businesses are advised to follow rules on origin traceability to seize upon the opportunities brought about by accessing the EU market, according to insiders.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam National Railways Corporation (VNR) issued a statement on March 30 noting that after being in operation for one month, over 200 international refrigerated containers of dragon fruit have been exported to China.
The export value of fruit and vegetables in the January-November period saw a slight decrease of 0.6 percent year on year to 3.5 billion USD, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VOV.VN - Improving product quality and promoting exports through official channels are seen as a stable method of development for Vietnam's fruit and vegetables as China looks set to apply stricter requirements on fruit imports in the future, according to the Plant Protection Department.
Vietnam’s total garment-textile export turnover was estimated at 14.5 billion USD in the first five months of 2019, a year-on-year rise of 9.11 percent.
Export turnover of fruits and vegetables has exceeded 1.6 billion USD since the beginning of 2019, a year-on-year rise of 8.9 percent.
Vietnam’s fruits and vegetables are successfully penetrating high-regulation markets, but biggest buyer China should remain the focus, experts say.
VOV.VN - The first batch of Dong Thap mangoes has made inroads into the US market, which is expected to open up room for other local fruits to penetrate the demanding market.
More Vietnamese businesses should be shifting to processing and exporting vegetables and fruits, which has high demand worldwide, Vo Mai, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Gardening Association, has said.
Vietnam’s vegetable and fruit exports in August this year is estimated at US$346 million, pushing the total revenue in the first eight months of this year to US$2.7 billion, up 14.1% over the same period last year.
Earnings from vegetable and fruit exports in the first seven months of the year are estimated at US$2.3 billion, a year-on-year surge of 12.6%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade).
Fruits and vegetables may earn the country US$4.7 billion this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam’s impressive fruit export revenue in the first half of this year adds little value to the country’s economic growth as most of the shipment were re-exports of produce from Thailand.
The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has supported businesses to promote Vietnam’s farm produce and food products in the world, especially Asian markets such as China and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
Vietnamese fruit exporters are struggling to stay competitive due to high air freight costs compared to other countries.
Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta has called on companies to strengthen cooperation with local farmers in boosting the export of fruits, especially the city’s three key fruits of longan, star apple and mango.
More farmland should be devoted to cultivation of fruits, especially key exports, experts said at a conference held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.
Exports of fruits and vegetables in the first nine months of the year are estimated at 2.64 billion USD, a year-on-year surge of 44.2 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Vegetable and fruit export revenue is hoped to hit a new record of US$3.6 billion in 2017, with bumper crops forecast for the rest of the year.
Vina T&T Import – Export Service Trading Co Ltd last week exported its first batch of fresh coconuts to the US, which is considered to be a difficult market.