VOV.VN - US quarantine experts from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are scheduled to arrive in Vietnam on September 2 to conduct an examination of the country’s fruit exports to the US market, according to the Plant Protection Department.
VOV.VN - The northern province of Bac Giang exported an initial tonne of fresh Vietnamese lychees to Japan by air on June 19, creating opportunities to further expand export markets and meeting the expectations of growers.
The Plant Protection Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held a teleconference with Japanese partners on May 14 to discuss the completion of procedures for the first exports of fresh lychee to this market.
Japan’s recent decision of importing Vietnamese “thieu” lychee is expected to open new doors for this fruit, according to Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Japan Ta Duc Minh.
Vietnam spent US$1.57 billion on importing fruit and vegetables in the first 11 months of this year, up 11.5% from the same period in 2017, according to statistics of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Australia recently announced that it would permit the import of Vietnamese dragon fruit, making Vietnam the first country to get licence to export fresh dragon fruit to the country.
Vietnam’s northern province of Son La will export mangoes to Australia for the first time in May, according to the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Vietnam is to suspend import of five agricultural commodities from India, which are peanuts, cassia alata seeds, cocoa seeds, French bean seeds and tamarind from India due to the high risk of them containing insects.
VOV.VN - The EU and Vietnam have reached a free trade agreement that will remove nearly all tariffs on goods exchanged between the two economies, which holds great promise for expanding fruit and vegetable exports.
Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has certified the Hanoi Irradiation Centre to irradiate Vietnamese lychees exported to the market.
China’s Taiwan will begin importing Vietnamese dragon fruit again, Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper reported.