On the afternoon of September 17, the first batch of Vietnamese durians was exported to China with 6 containers of 5 enterprises, weighing more than 100 tons of durian.
In this export round, a total of 20 containers of Dak Lak durian will be exported through official channels to China.
The first shipment of durian from Vietnam was officially exported to China. (Photo: Vietnam Agriculture Newspaper)
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan said that in order to get the first batch of durians to be officially exported today, durian growing areas and packing facilities had to carefully prepare and go through many stages of inspection. inspection by specialized agencies of the two countries, meeting all the strict requirements of the partners.
“The first batch of durians exported to the Chinese market is not the final destination, but just the beginning steps for the journey to develop the durian industry professionally, transparently, responsibly, with all stages, processes are standardized,” said the minister.
According to the minister, Chinese consumers are increasingly demanding more and more stringent requirements on quality, plant quarantine and food safety and hygiene, in addition to strict regulations in the prevention of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Therefore, from farmers, exporters of agricultural products to the authorities, it is necessary to avoid the mentality of being hasty and subjective.
“Opportunities only really open, if and only when we fully and strictly comply with regulations and standards from the partner market. It is necessary to do well the reorganization of production, associated with standardization of the production process.
Viet Hai (To Chau) Global Supply Co., Ltd. will plan to buy 1 million durians from Vietnam, then expand its scale, together with Vietnamese businesses to invest in planting and construction areas. construction of a processing plant.
According to statistics of the General Department of Vietnam Customs, in the first 6 months of the year, durian exports reached US$84 million, up 90% over the same period last year. In which, exports to China reached US$2.8 million, up 123%. Up to this point, the General Administration of Customs of China has approved for 25 packing facility codes, 51 growing area codes eligible for export to this country.