Vietnam seeks to expand overseas markets for lychees, longans

Update: 23:04 | 31/05/2023

The Ministry of Industry and Trade held a meeting with Vietnam Trade Offices abroad on May 31 to discuss ways to boost the exports of lychees and longans as many northern localities are harvesting the fruits.

Speaking at the event, Director of the Bac Giang provincial Department of Industry and Trade Tran Quang Tan said the province’s total lychee production is estimated at a record of over 180,000 tonnes this year. The harvesting period is scheduled from May 25 to July 30.

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The trucks carry the first batch of Tan Yen early ripening lychee to domestic and foreign markets.

Apart from the traditional market of China, its promising markets include the US, the European Union, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the Middle East, Thailand and Hong Kong (China).

Director of the Hai Duong provincial Department of Industry and Trade Tran Van Hao said the province now has nearly 9,000ha of lychees and expects to harvest around 61,000 tonnes this year, about 31,000 tonnes of them are early-ripening lychees.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai asked relevant units to regularly update the situation of farm produce and overseas demand for these products, including lychees and longans.

The Vietnam Trade Offices abroad were assigned to closely follow the market situation, trade policies and export requirements for key commodities, thus providing timely advices for the ministry’s leaders to support localities, associations, and businesses.

The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) must step up policy research and forecasting to offer all possible support to enterprises in trade promotion and export-import activities, he said.

Visa granted to 160 Chinese traders to enter Bac Giang and buy lychee
(BGO) – The Immigration Department (Ministry of Public Security) has allowed 160 Chinese traders to enter Vietnam and buy Bac Giang’s lychee for export. They will receive the visa at Huu Nghi Border gate in Lang Son province.
China welcomes Vietnam’s early-ripening lychees
Shipments of Vietnam’s early-ripening lychees to China in recent days have received a positive response from the Chinese market, filling the gap before the country’s lychees are ready for harvest.
Luc Ngan clears traffic corridor to serve lychee season
(BGO) – To facilitate transport vehicles, especially in the upcoming lychee harvest season, Luc Ngan district (Bac Giang province) has launched peak period to clear the traffic corridor on national highway 31, 279 and provincial roads 289, 290 and 248, the district and communal roads as well as inter-village routes.
Phuc Hoa early ripening lychees enjoy high selling price
(BGO) – According to Chairman of Phuc Hoa commune People’s Committee in Tan Yen district (Bac Giang province) Ngo Van Tiep, some lychee gardens in the commune now can be harvested. Thanks to early ripening time and good quality, Phuc Hoa lychee has been ordered by many traders and customers.
Over 2,000 tonnes of early maturing lychee exported through Lao Cai border gate
More than 2,000 tonnes of this year’s early ripening lychee crops have been exported to China through Kim Thanh Border Gate in Lao Cai province, announced the Customs Branch at Lao Cai International Border Gate on May 25.

Source: VNA

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