But foreign markets still have a lot of requirements

Vietnamese durian exports to China allowed

Although Vietnamese durians have made a name for themselves as a great-tasting fruit for overseas consumers, they still have a long way to go the maintain their position on the international scene.

Dang Phuc Nguyen, General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruits and Vegetables Association, revealed that China, the largest importer of fresh Vietnamese durians, has allowed the fruits to be imported via official channels from July 12. However, these opportunities come with obstacles as the Chinese General Administration of Customs (CGAC) requires that Vietnamese exporting firms and growing areas register with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development before the fruit can enter the country.

Dang Phuc Nguyen also noted that registered growing areas must have quality management and a traceability system, meet Good Agricultural Practice standards and strictly comply with sanitary requirements to be eligible for approval.

Regarding other demanding markets such as the US and the EU, the general secretary said those markets insisted on Global GAP compliance and a strict chemical residue threshold for Vietnamese durian. Durians who do not tick all the boxes risk being rejected.

Ta Duc Minh, Trade Counselor of the Vietnam Trade Office in Japan, underscored Japan as a market with high standards and stringent fruit regulations.

Source: en.vietnamplus.vn

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