Vietnam’s sweet potatoes and bird’s nests officially imported into China

Monday, 05/12/2022 15:47
China has allowed Vietnam’s sweet potatoes and bird’s nests to be officially imported into this market, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Sweet potatoes are the next item officially exported to China.  (Photo:

Thus, sweet potatoes and bird’s nests are the 12th and 13th agricultural products officially exported to the Chinese market, after 11 fruits including: dragon fruit, longan, rambutan, mango, jackfruit, watermelon, banana, mangosteen, litchi, durian, and passion fruit.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said that the demand to import bird’s nests to the Chinese market is very large, while the export potential of Vietnam’s bird’s nests is very abundant and the product quality has been confirmed.

Statistics from the Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that Vietnam’s bird’s nest industry has development opportunities and potential to bring high economic value. Currently, the country has 22,087 houses raising swiftlets. Vietnam’s bird’s nest output currently reached about 120 tons, worth 450 million USD.

A survey of the needs of an enterprise in Fujian (China) shows that Vietnam’s export bird’s nest output can only meet one third of its needs, so when the protocols for official export of bird’s nests to China is signed, the opportunities for this million dollar industry are increasingly open.

As for sweet potato products, this is one of the important crops of Vietnam, most concentrated in Binh Tan district, Vinh Long province. For many consecutive years, this locality has the largest area of Japanese purple sweet potatoes in the country, stable at over 13,000 hectares.

After sweet potatoes and bird’s nests, the Plant Protection Department continues to carry out procedures to export fresh pomelos and coconuts to the Chinese market./.