Agricultural product exports to the Chinese market grew by double digits

In the first 4 months of 2024, agricultural, forestry and fishery product exports to the Chinese market accounted for 18.9%, up 15.1% over the same period last year.

China is Vietnam’s second largest import market for agricultural, forestry and fishery products

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, in April 2024, the export value of agricultural, forestry and fishery products reached 5.14 billion USD, an increase of 19.7% compared to April 2023; Of which, main agricultural products 2.83 billion USD (up 29.2%), forestry products 1.39 billion USD (up 18.6%), livestock 40.8 million USD (up 5.9%); seafood alone is 730 million USD (down 1.5%).

Open up the flow of agricultural exports to the Chinese market.

Overall, in the first 4 months of 2024, the total export turnover of agricultural, forestry and fishery products is estimated to reach 19.06 billion USD, up 23.7% over the same period last year.

Regarding markets, the United States, China and Japan continue to be the three largest import markets for Vietnamese agricultural, forestry and fishery products. Among them, China ranked second, accounting for 18.9% of total agricultural, forestry and fishery export turnover, up 15.1% over the same period in 2023.

Agricultural, forestry and fishery exports continue to record positive signs when in just 5 days of the holiday April 30 – May 1, competent forces at Lang Son province border gates completed customs clearance procedures for over 5,300 people. vehicle; Of which, more than 2,100 vehicles are exported fruits. The total weight of imported and exported agricultural products is about over 55,790 tons, including all kinds of fruits, agricultural products…

Among them, Huu Nghi and Tan Thanh international border gates are still the two border gates with the most vibrant border trade activities. Border Gate Management Center (Management Board of Dong Dang Border Gate Economic Zone – Lang Son), import and export activities of goods at border gates of Lang Son province are stable and smooth due to the initiative of the border gates. border gate authorities, in promptly notifying businesses and goods owners about customs clearance time.

Along with that, Lang Son Provincial Border Gate Management Center deployed staff to work on duty to resolve arising problems. Customs units assign leaders, officers and civil servants to handle customs procedures and guide businesses and goods owners to declare goods on the electronic customs system. The border guard forces arrange officers to be on duty 24/24 hours, guiding and regulating the flow of vehicles entering and exiting the border gate, preventing congestion of vehicles carrying import and export goods…

The export flow continues to be cleared

In the context of many major economies in the world facing difficulties, causing a strong impact on Vietnam’s foreign trade activities, exporting goods in general and agricultural products in particular to the Chinese market continues to be a key point. bright.

Notably, on the morning of May 2, the first freight train departed from Cao Xa station (located in Cao An commune, Cam Giang district, Hai Duong province) officially opened to participate in the international journey. international. This event marks Cao Xa station becoming a freight station in the rail freight network, actively participating in domestic freight transport from Hai Duong to the provinces and vice versa, and at the same time becoming a important link participating in the international transport journey.

After the opening ceremony, a train consisting of 12 containers carrying sulfur, aluminum, and milk built at factories in Hai Duong, Hai Phong, and Hung Yen provinces departed to Yen Vien station to connect with intermodal trains. internationally for export to China.

According to the Department of Crop Production (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), in the second quarter of every year, the country’s fruit output is estimated to reach over 2.6 million tons. Of which, bananas are about 460,000 tons, durian 300,000 tons, lychee 330,000 tons, longan 110,000 tons. In addition, hundreds of thousands of tons of pineapple, mango, orange, and dragon fruit are also harvested. The abundant supply of fruit puts great pressure on consumption, causing prices of many types to decrease at times.

Therefore, along with creating the most favorable conditions for customs clearance at the border gate, opening up the flow of transport, including adding more railway transport routes to participate in international intermodal journeys, will contribute to facilitate transportation, reduce costs, and promote Vietnam’s export of agricultural products in particular and goods in general to this billion-people market.

In addition to opening up the market and creating maximum conditions to support exports, to maintain growth momentum, domestic businesses need to strictly comply with regulations on quality and traceability of products and goods. to be able to penetrate deeper into this large market, especially the potential areas in the North and Northeast of China.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade recommends that businesses need to proactively exchange and connect information about market demand and China’s trade regulations and policies; Actively attend international fairs and exhibitions to directly connect and promote stable, long-term and effective trade and economic cooperation.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been organizing many Vietnamese business delegations to trade and work at localities and fairs in China to connect directly with trade as well as welcome many local delegations and Chinese businesses. to work in Vietnam. In addition, the Ministry of Industry and Trade coordinates with border localities such as Lao Cai to organize international trade fairs to enhance trade exchanges between the two sides, promoting the growth of import-export turnover.