Dragon fruit prices dropping as exports to China diminish

Prices of Vietnam’s dragon fruit are dropping sharply because the fruit cannot be exported to China. According to some experts, the nation’s farmers are in dire need of governmental support. China has increased quality requirements for agricultural imports, posing a challenge to Vietnam’s agricultural production and exports and requiring rapid adaptation, experts and experienced businesses said.

Thousands of container trucks are stranded at the border, queuing for customs clearance, according to Âu Anh Tuấn, director of the Customs Control and Supervision Department. But more trucks continue to arrive, worsening the situation. Authorities are now looking at ways to get the trucks cleared to cross the border at a faster pace and ease the congestion.


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