Japan has licensed two more lychee processing facilities in Hai Duong Province, the hometown of the “thieu” lychee variety. This is done to facilitate the fruit export to Japanese market. According to the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the facilities commenced the processing of lychees for export to Japan on May 29.
Ameii Vietnam Joint Stock Company and Rong Do Limited Liability Company own these two treatment facilities, featuring three processing chambers with a capacity of 2.5-3 tons/batch each.
Up until recently, Japan has recognized a total of four lychee processing facilities for export to this market, with five chambers operated by four local units, helping to increase the total processing capacity to 35-40 batches/day, many times higher than the processing capacity last year. In 2020, only from 7.5-8 tons of lychee were treated each day before leaving for Japan.