Update: 20:39 | 18/04/2019
(BGO) – Recently, the Chinese market has requested several condition when importing the farm produce from Vietnam and other countries. To meet the criteria and ensure a smooth product consumption, the northern province of Bac Giang has applied many solutions.
The Chinese market requests all the imported agricultural products to have clear information about origin traceability, code of cultivation area issued by authorized agency and facilities to pack the fresh fruits. Basing on the requirement, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has instructed the competent agencies to review and list the concentrated farming area then submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
A lychee growing area in Hong Giang commune (Luc Ngan district) is granted a code.
Via verification, Bac Giang now is home to 149 lychee area codes, 48 longan area codes, over 100 citrus area codes and 18 melon area codes approved by Chinese counterpart with a total area of over 19,000 ha mostly in the districts of Luc Ngan, Tan Yen, Yen The and Luc Nam. Besides, 7 packaging facilities in the province have been accepted by the Chinese side. Hence, the enterprises, cooperatives and tradesmen must purchase the products in these areas to export to China.
After the area code is accepted, the districts and city have focused on guiding the farmers on caring technique. This year, the early ripen lychee in Phuc Hoa commune (Tan Yen district) has a high rate of fruit bearing (over 80 percent), but the borer on the fruit is the most concerning problem.
Vi Van Bien, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee in Phuc Hoa commune said: “The commune has more than 500 ha of early ripen lychee with the output of about 7,000 tonnes per crop, thus many tradesmen have visited the commune to buy the products for export for years. We always pay due attention to this issue to increase the fruit quality”.
Actually, many households in Phuc Hoa commune apply VietGAP procedure in lychee caring. Typically, Ngo Van Cuong in Quat Du 2 hamlet uses herbal plant protection product and bio-product to care for more than 2 ha of early ripen lychee while pruning and making the canopy to help the tree effectively absorb the sunlight and reduce the diseases. This crop, his orchard is well developed with an expected productivity of over 20 tonnes of fruits.
Accompanying the farmers, the enterprises quickly seize the information to meet the requested criteria. Hung Thao Export-Import Trading Company Limited (Luc Ngan district) exports about 3,000 tonnes of farm produce to Chinese market on a monthly basis. On this occasion, the company buys the mango in the Southern provinces.
Vifoco Export Import Joint Stock Company (Bac Giang city) is one of the facilities accepted by China for farm produce packaging.
Dinh Van Hung, Chairman of the Company Executive Board said: “We have timely collaborated with the local competent organisations and Chinese importing partners to conduct the steps as regulation. Besides, our company has invested in printing the package, stamping on farm produce before customs declaration”. Particularly on the lychee season this year, the Company has surveyed to know the production area with code to prepare the purchasing plan in the upcoming time.
It is coming to the harvest season of lychee, longan and other farm products. The active involvement of the authorities at all levels, competent agencies, enterprises and farmers will gradually remove the obstacles in exporting the provincial agricultural products to China as well as facilitate a smooth product consumption with increased value.