Navel oranges from Hunan, China exported to Southeast Asia with zero tariff

On March 22, 25.8 tons of fresh navel oranges produced in Baojing County, Xiangxi, were inspected and released by Xiangxi Customs under Changsha Customs. The products were successfully loaded and will be exported to Southeast Asia by sea via Shenzhen. This is the first batch of navel oranges to be exported from Xiangxi, and the first time that navel oranges from this province have entered the Philippines market.

Manager of Hunan Yunlai Agriculture Co., Ltd., the exporter of this shipment, said that the products exported this time are new varieties introduced in recent years with high added value, long shelf life, and high acceptance in the international market, whose export prices and gross profit double those being marketed locally. In addition, the customer channel is stable and the scale of export can be expanded in the future.

Citrus is a pillar industry in Western Hunan. In order to help local citrus expand into the international market, Xiangxi Customs offers "one-stop" assessment and filing procedures for orchards and processing plants and guides companies in improving their quality management system and familiarizing themselves with technical standards of importing countries.

By the Spring Festival this year, two fruit companies in the area had obtained export registration qualifications. For fruit exports, this customs offers services such as making a declaration by appointment and “zero delays" customs clearance. For this shipment, they also promptly issued the China-ASEAN certificate of origin to allow the cargo to enjoy a zero-tariff treatment in the importing country.

Hunan's fruit export industry is booming. According to data of Changsha Customs, this Chinese province exported 28,700 tons of mandarins and grapes in 2020, with a value of 288 million yuan, seeing an increase of 17.5% and 16.2% respectively year-on-year.

Source: Huasheng Online

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