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Japan officially opens door for Vietnamese fresh lychee

(BGO) – After five years of negotiation, Japan has officially opened door to early import Vietnamese fresh lychee to the market.  

According to Vietnamese Plant Protection Department (VPPD), the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) has sent a letter to the VPPD informing to open door to directly import this fruit into Japan.

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The lychee has chance to be exported to Japanese market in 2020.

The letter was enclosed with regulations on imported plant quarantine for Vietnamese lychee, which took effect from December 15, 2019.

This is the result of over five years of negotiation efforts between the VPPD and the MAFF together with many strict experiments which were done to ensure the Japanese plant quarantine to Vietnamese lychee.

Accordingly, Vietnamese lychee exported to Japan must be grown in orchards supervised and granted area codes by the VPPD, and comply with Japan’s regulations on plant quarantine and food safety.

The exported batches of lychee must be packed and treated with Methyl Bromide at facilities recognised by the VPPD and the MAFF with the minimum dosage of 32g per cubic meter for two hours under the supervision of Vietnamese and Japanese plant quarantine officers. Also, they must be enclosed with a phytosanitary certificate issued by the VPPD.

The VPPD said it will continue coordinating with businesses to soon complete preparatory work and seek partners to export the first batch of fresh lychee to Japan in 2020.

The 2019 lychee crop in Bac Giang province was successful with total of 147,000 tonnes of fruits consumed across the province, bringing record revenue of over 6.3 trillion VND (272.6 million USD), highest ever to date, up over 500 billion VND (21.6 million USD) comparing to last year figure.

Adding to the major market of China, the lychee has been exported to big markets of Middle East, EU, Russia, the U.S, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia...

Notably, 2019 was the first year Luc Ngan district had cultivated 20 hectares of organic lychee. The Deputy Chairman of Luc Ngan district People’s Committee Cao Van Hoan said: “The lychee orchards under the project were installed camera to supervise together with electronic caring dairy to ensure the safety growing and caring procedure”.

It was the first time the enterprise and farmer had coordinated to produce the high quality organic lychee packed in luxury paper box that was sold at a dream price of 200,000 VND (8.65 USD) per box of 12 fruits, equal to 600,000 VND (26 USD) per kilogram.

Late ripen lychee enjoys high selling price in Bac Giang province
(BGO) – As of July 1, the fresh lychee in Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province was sold at high price of 69 – 78,000 VND (2.92 – 3.36 USD) per kilogram.
2019 lychee crop: Increased quality and efficiency
(BGO) - Lychee farmers in Bac Giang province have had a successful crop in 2019. They have overcome all disadvantages relating to weather and yield reduction to get the highest economic efficiency.
Creating competitive advantages to lychee and hill chicken
(BGO) – All levels, sectors and local authorities in the northern province of Bac Giang have focused on mobilizing all sources to complete the national farm produce criteria for lychee and Yen The hill chicken in order to promote them to the big markets.
Bac Giang develops lychee economy
(BGO) - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong made the remark when witnessing the ways Bac Giang has done in recent lychee crops. The impression of the head of the country’s agricultural sector is also shared by many domestic and foreign businessmen and partners.
Luc Ngan exports over 42,000 tonnes of lychee
(BGO) – As of June 20, Luc Ngan district (Bac Giang province) harvested and consumed more than 77,000 tonnes of lychees.

Source: Tien Phong Newspaper

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