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Luc Ngan lychee granted GI certificate in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has just granted a geographical indication (GI) certificate for lychee grown in Luc Ngan district of Bac Giang province, according to the provincial Department of Science and Technology.

Luc Ngan lychee is the first product of Vietnam granted a GI certificate in Japan. Previously, the lychee also successfully protected its trademark in China, Laos, Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Australia and was consumed in many countries around the world.

Luc Ngan lychee, GI certificate, Japan

Bac Giang lychee has been exported to many countries such as Japan, Australia and Singapore..

The certificate will create favorable conditions for Luc Ngan lychee to be exported to Japan and expand consumption in other markets. Luc Ngan district currently has more than 15,000 hectares of lychee, with many areas under GlobalGAP and VietGAP standards and organic processes. Currently, the flowering rate reaches over 90 percent, with good growth and development. Local farmers are taking measures to care for the lychee to bear fruits.

This year, the province continues to direct the production in 19 growing areas that were granted codes in 2020; while reviewing and expanding a number of cultivation areas, with the aim of increasing the total area of lychee for export to Japan to about 130 hectares. Currently, the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is making evaluations and appraisals to issue more cultivation area codes in the near future.

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Trinh Lan

Luc Ngan lychee, GI certificate, Japan
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