Protocol to be signed for fruit exports to China

Tuesday, 16/08/2022 16:44
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Plant Protection Department said that it is urgently coordinating with the General Department of Customs of China to negotiate technical exchanges and develop protocols for eight types of fruit officially exported to China with the focus on completing the Protocol for exports of mango, watermelon and dragon fruit.
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Vietnam now has 11 kinds of fruit officially exported to the Chinese market. (Photo: thainguyen.gov.vn) 

According to the Plant Protection Department, Vietnam now has 11 kinds of fruit officially exported to the Chinese market. However, only 3 fruits have the Protocol on phytosanitary requirements signed, including mangosteen, passion fruit and durian.

Eight kinds of fruits with great export value of Vietnam to the Chinese market, including bananas, mangoes, litchi, longans, watermelons, dragon fruit, jackfruits and rambutans, do not yet have signed Protocols.

The signing of the Protocol will help trade activities between traders of the two countries take place more professionally, helping to stabilize output and avoiding pressure by traders.

Regarding the signing progress, the Plant Protection Department said that it had completed consulting associations, businesses and localities on the draft Protocol. In particular, in the immediate future, the Department will prioritize discussions with the Chinese Customs to develop a protocol for mango, watermelon and dragon fruit.

According to the draft plan, the contents focus on regulations on building planting areas and packing facilities to meet the requirements of importing countries; and strictly control the use of pesticides.

The Plant Protection Department said that until the end of the year, it will try to complete negotiations with the General Department of Customs of China on the development of the Protocol on the above fruits./.

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