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Vietnamese authorities unclear

Is an orange a citrus fruit?

During 2013 all citrus exports from South Africa to Vietnam were stopped by the authorities in that country. There seems to be problem with the definition of “citrus” – and particularly whether oranges are citrus.

The Vietnamese authorities have subsequently requested that South Africa supply the data package for oranges; followed by the other citrus types. Justin Chadwick from South African Citrus Growers Association said, "Generally we prefer to apply for all citrus as a group – however, due to the very specific request from Vietnam the data package for oranges will be supplied immediately, to be followed by the others."


South African citrus exports to Vietnam

The graph confirms that oranges are the predominant citrus type exported to Vietnam in the past.

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