Update: 16:22 | 15/05/2020
The Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held an online meeting on May 14 with related Japanese partners to discuss measures towards completing the procedures for the export of Vietnam’s fresh lychees to Japan.
In preparation for the export of the first batch of fresh lychees to Japan, the Plant Protection Department has worked with the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Hai Duong to build a standard planting area.
Vietnamese fresh lychee.
Japan has authorised the Vietnamese side to inspect the disinfection treatment system of fresh lychee exported from Vietnam under the supervision of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam.
This year, Bac Giang Province has over 28,000 ha of lychees with an estimated output of over 160,000 tonnes, an increase of 10,000 tonnes year-on-year.
To prepare for the first batch of fresh lychee to be exported to Japan, Bac Giang authorities have coordinated with the Plant Protection Department to select and propose 19 growing area codes for the Japanese side’s approval, with a total area of 103 ha and an estimated output of 600 tonnes in the districts of Yen The and Luc Ngan.
Meanwhile, Hai Duong Province has 9,700 ha with an estimated output of 45,000 tonnes. The province has developed 23 lychee and longan growing areas that meet the standards of Japanese, US, Australian and EU markets for plant quarantine and food safety.