Update: 15:44 | 08/11/2021
The first 10 tonnes of sugarcane grown in the northern province of Hoa Binh were shipped to Germany on November 7, marking a good sign for the local agriculture and farmers.
The sugarcane was shaved and cut into 35cm pieces and frozen, in addition to ensuring the food safety standards of the European Union, before being transported to Germany.
Representatives of the agricultural sector of Hoa Binh province and import-export enterprises at the ceremony to export the first batch of sugarcane to Germany.
The sugarcane was produced by Tung Duong Agricultural and Forestry Service Cooperative, purchased and packed by Tien Ngan Trading Investment Company,and exported by Fusa Fertilizer JSC.
The 10-tonne batch of of Hoa Binh sugarcane is expected to arrive in Germany in 40 days.
Additional 44 tonnes of sugarcane is scheduled for export to Germany in December this year.
Director of Hoa Binh Plant Protection and Cultivation Department Nguyen Hong Yen said that sugarcane must meet strict inspection on microorganisms, insects, soil, nitrate residues, and pesticide residues to be eligible to enter the German market. Therefore, the Vietnamese side must strictly comply with food safety regulations from planting and harvesting to preliminary processing, packaging, storage and transportation.
In addition to sugarcane, Hoa Binh province also exports other agricultural products to foreign markets, particularly Cao Phong oranges – a famous brand within the domestic market for years. Since the beginning of this year, the province has also export about 293 tonnes of banana to China and the Republic of Korea.