New Zealand gives green light to exports of lemons and pomelos from Vietnam

Thursday, 17/11/2022 15:53
Within the framework of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s official visit to Vietnam, Vietnam and New Zealand have signed an agreement to open export markets for lemons and pomelos from Vietnam, said the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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Vietnam’s pomelos were permitted to be imported into New Zealand from November 15, 2022.

Pomelos and lemons are the fourth and fifth fruits exported from Vietnam to New Zealand, after mango, dragon fruit and rambutan.

According to the Plant Protection Department, lemons of all kinds: Citrus aurantiifolia, Citrus latifolia, Citrus limon, Citrus limonia and pomelo from Vietnam were permitted to be imported into New Zealand from November 15, 2022.

Pomelos and lemons must meet the requirements of the growing area and the packaging facility being registered with the Plant Protection Department, and the Plant Protection Department must notify the New Zealand side.

Plantations must be managed against pests. Fruit is washed and cleaned after harvest, free from pests of concern to New Zealand. Export shipments must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate, including additional declarations./.

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