Nearly 10 tonnes of Vietnamese longan exported to Melbourne

Thursday, 11/08/2022 15:54
According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, nearly 10 tonnes of Vietnamese longan were exported to Melbourne, Australia, on August 10.
The Vietnam Trade Office organises an event to introduce Vietnamese longan to local consumers (Photo: 

Previously, dozens of tonnes of the tropical fruit were transported to the country.

VNA quoted that the office said it has coordinated with importers in the host country to organise an event to introduce Vietnamese longan to local consumers and overseas Vietnamese there.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) 

Vietnamese longan products exported to Southern Australia and Western Australia states by Red Dragon Co., Ltd and distributed by 4Waysfresh continues to be popular among local consumers.

4Waysfresh said it is waiting for Red Dragon to transport more longan to Australia in the coming time.

The office has urged Vietnamese enterprises to promote the export of longan in particular and other farm produce in general to this market, and coordinate with it in trade promotion activities.

Vietnam’s export to American market sees sharp rebound

Post-pandemic robust rebound in the American market has ushered in multiple opportunities for Vietnam to expand its export of key products, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) 

According to VNA, Vietnam’s export to the American market jumped by nearly 22% to nearly 77 billion USD in the first seven months of 2022. Of which, shipment to the US was a bright spot, reaching 66.7 billion USD, up 23.7% year-on-year.

In 2021, Vietnam made a hallmark in exporting its goods to the American market in the context of the global COVID-9 crisis, earning 114 billion in total export value, representing a year-on-year increase of 27%. It enjoyed a trade surplus of 89 billion USD with the market in the year.

Exports to the US surpassed 96 billion USD last year, 21 billion USD higher than that reported in 2020, placing the US in the leading position among Vietnam’s importers with export turnover far exceeding that to other markets like China, the EU, ASEAN, the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

Many new markets that signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with Vietnam in America such as Canada and Mexico have also increased imports from the Southeast Asian nation.

In January – July, Vietnam’s export turnover to Canada and Mexico hit 3.23 billion USD and 2.4 billion USD, up 31.5% and 14.2 percent, respectively.

Vo Hong Anh, Deputy Director of the MoIT’s European - American Market Department, said apart from the US market, Vietnam’s exports to other American markets recorded robust growth thanks to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Aquatic products, wooden products, textiles, footwear and farm produce and electronics were among those recording impressive export growth in the American market.

Anh cited shrimp export as an example for effectively tapping CPTPP, saying Vietnam earned over 100 million USD from shipping shrimp to Canada in the first half of 2022, soaring nearly 90% as compared to the same period last year.

According to the MoIT, handsets, computers, and electronic items hold the largest proportion in Vietnam’s export structure to the American market, reaching 43.3%; followed by textile, apparel, and footwear products with 25%; wood and wooden items with 8%; and agricultural and agro-aquatic products with 4%.

However, the foreign-invested sector remains a main contributor to Vietnam’s total export value to this market.

Storm Mulan weakens, heavy rain expected along northern coastal localities

Tropical storm Mulan was downgraded into a tropical low depression in the Gulf of Tonkin and struck localities along the northern coast early on August 11, reported VOV.

Tropical storm Mulan has weakened before making landfall along the northern coast on August 11. 

At 4am on August 11, the tropical depression was located near the coast along Quang Ninh and Hai Phong, with winds gusting 49kph. It is forecast to move further inland and weaken further in the coming hours.

The northern and north-central localities will experience a large spell of heavy rain on August 11, with some areas expected to receive up to 100mm or even 150mm during the day, according to weather experts. 

Heavy rain in the morning of August 11 in Hanoi (Source: VNA) 

Mulan is the second tropical storm that has form in the East Sea and the first storm that has hit Vietnam the 2022 stormy season.

Before Mulan moved close to the mainland, localities along the northern coast had banned fishing vessels setting sail and reinforced fishing cages. Some had even planned to evacuate local residents in low-lying areas and estuaries in case of emergency.

Several airlines such as Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air announced early on August 9 that they would reschedule a number of flights due to the impact of the storm./.