Recent reports say that China has arranged a deal for Cambodia to export about 500,000 tons of fresh mangos to the country. After more than three years of negotiation, the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries and the General Administration of Customs of China officially accepted 37 companies with mango farm and five companies with fruit packaging and processing factories to directly export mangos to China. Mango is Cambodia’s second largest fruit export, after bananas.
Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Veng said the companies had enough capacity to export 100,000 tons of mango to China each year. The minister hoped that there would be more mango packaging and processing companies to be granted mango export eligibility by China.
Currently, China is the second-largest mango exporter in the world with an annual output of more than 2.4 million tons. China also imports fresh mangos from 10 nations and territories, including India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Australia, Vietnam, Peru, and, most recently, Cambodia. It is estimated that in the early stages, Cambodia will export about 500,000 tons of mango to China.