Fruit and vegetable exports reached $1.4 billion in the first four months of the year.
According to experts, the issuance of agricultural area codes is considered the key to opening the door for Vietnamese agricultural products to reach the global market.
The granting of planting area codes and packing facilities has facilitated product quality control while ensuring traceability, contributing to improving the reputation of Vietnamese goods in the international market and boosting exports.
This also contributes to improving farmers’ production habits to meet market demand.
There are nearly 6,500 growing areas in 53 out of 63 provinces of Vietnam and 16,000 packing facilities in 33 provinces and cities that have been granted export codes.
25 agricultural production households have been granted export codes to key markets such as China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, and the EU.
China is one of Vietnam’s largest fruit export markets. The code of the growing area and the packing facility is required for goods exported to our country through official channels.
In the first four months of this year, vegetable and fruit exports reached a turnover of nearly $1.4 billion, up 19% over the same period last year.
Durian exports recorded the highest growth among export fruits and vegetables in the first quarter of the year, earning US$153 million, up 8.3 times over the same period last year.
More than 65,000 tonnes of durians were shipped overseas in the first five months of the year, up 41 percent year-on-year.
China is Vietnam’s largest fresh durian import market, accounting for 97%.