Update: 21:26 | 30/03/2022
(BGO) - On March 29, the Bac Giang provincial People's Committee coordinated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize an online conference to connect trade and promote consumption of lychee and other products of Bac Giang province in the US market in 2022. The event was connected from the headquarters of the provincial People's Committee, the US Embassy in Vietnam, the Vietnam Trade Office in the US and many enterprises, domestic and international trade centers.
Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Phan The Tuan emphasized that Bac Giang lychee is a famous product with brand protection and geographical indications in eight countries and exported to more than 30 countries and territories...
Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Le Anh Duong and the delegates witness the signing of the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in exporting lychee to the US market.
This year, the weather is favorable so the lychee grows well, with output estimated at 160,000 tonnes. Of which, 18 growing area codes are expected to be exported to the US, Australia and EU markets with an area of 218 hectares and an output of 1,600 tonnes. Harvest time is slated for May 15 - July 30.
Bac Giang attaches great importance to both domestic and foreign markets. As for the US market, the province identified this as a potential but demanding market with great purchasing power. He wished that the Vietnamese Embassy in the US and the US Embassy in Vietnam would support the province in introducing, inviting, and connecting US businessmen and Vietnamese businesspeople in the US to import of fresh lychee, products processed from lychee and other potential agricultural products of the province.
From Washington D.C, Hoang Thi Thanh Nga, Counselor, Deputy Ambassador of Vietnam to the US, appreciated Bac Giang's proactiveness and determination in promoting lychee exports to the US market. The Vietnamese Embassy in the US always accompanies and provides maximum support regarding information as well as promotes the potential and advantages of Bac Giang to partners and localities in the US.
Ho Quang Tuan, a representative of Vietnam Airlines, said that this year, Vietnam Airlines will continue to accompany Bac Giang and businesses to bring lychee to all parts of the country as well as to the world market.
Opening opportunities for lychee to go abroad
Speaking at the conference, former Vietnamese Ambassador in the US Ha Kim Ngoc emphasized that the leaders of the two countries have made strong commitments and clearly demonstrated their determination to deepen the relationship between the two countries, but without the cooperation of localities, businesses and people, it is very difficult to realize this determination.
Staff of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development instruct Tan Yen farmers to take care of lychee for export.
Over the years, Bac Giang province has actively participated in this process, which is an important premise to raise the comprehensive partnership between the two sides to a new height. This conference is a good start, opening opportunities to bring lychee to the US market.
This May, there is an important event in ASEAN's relationship with the US. Therefore, trade agencies and businesses in the US will coordinate with the People's Committee of Bac Giang province to organize a lychee festival in the US on this occasion, thereby creating a hallmark and spreading the image, taste and brand of Bac Giang lychee among the American people and the Vietnamese community here.
Concluding the conference, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Le Anh Duong thanked the delegates, agencies, units and business community for coordinating with the committee in organizing the event. Through it, the province as well as businesses and people identify more clearly the advantages as well as difficulties and challenges, thereby finding solutions.
The conference opens up new opportunities for lychee as well as agricultural products of the province to enter the US market. Although there are still many barriers, with the determination of the parties, especially enterprises, and the support and assistance of the authorities of both countries, Bac Giang believes that it will overcome the challenges and bring its lychee to the American people, creating a premise for other local key products to enter this demanding market.
He wished that individuals, organizations as well as businesses would continue to accompany and support the province, contributing to promoting the image of Bac Giang as well as its key local products to international friends.
On this occasion, relevant enterprises and units signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in exporting lychee to the US market.