The first 200 tons of durians in Dak Lak are on their way to China
On September 17, at H.Krong Pak (Dak Lak), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People's Committee of Dak Lak province jointly held a ceremony to announce the export of the first durian shipment under the Protocol signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. and the General Administration of Customs of China.
Attending the ceremony were the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan, along with representatives of many ministries, central branches, leaders of Dak Lak Provincial People's Committee, and representatives of Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development of many provinces and cities across the country.
According to the organizers, on July 11, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the General Department of Customs of China signed a Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for durian fruits exported from Vietnam to China. .
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Delegates cut the ribbon to announce the first shipments of durians exported to China
The first official durian export event was held in Dak Lak, which is of great significance to the agricultural industry. China is identified as the largest durian consumption market in the world today. Therefore, the official export of fresh durian fruit will help Vietnamese businesses have the opportunity to access a large market, and at the same time create more profits for businesses and farmers from this specialty fruit. .
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The first cars rolled, exporting durian to China
At the ceremony, Minister Le Minh Hoan said that in order to get the first batch of durian to be officially exported today, the durian growing areas and packing facilities had to prepare in a long process and undergo a lot of work. many stages of inspection by specialized agencies of the two countries, meeting the requirements of pest control, food safety and hygiene, no residues of pesticides exceeding the allowable level; strictly comply with packaging regulations, ensuring accurate traceability…
Minister Le Minh Hoan also reminded: “The story is not only about durian fruit but also the image and prestige of Vietnam's agricultural industry. The door opens but will close at any time if not done well. I hope that provinces, people and businesses need to avoid haste, control planting areas, comply with partners' regulations, and be conscious of creating a transparent and responsible agriculture. The lesson of fruits that were previously officially exported but suddenly dropped in price because the supply is too large is still there, still current, we need to remember.
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Minister Le Minh Hoan (the person holding the phone) and the delegates visited a durian garden in H.Krong Pak
Mr. Y Giang Gry Nie Knong, Vice Chairman of Dak Lak Provincial People's Committee, said that the province has more than 15,000 hectares of durian area, the harvest output in 2022 is estimated at 170,000 tons and the output is estimated to be over 300,000 tons by 2025. .
According to him, the official export of Vietnamese durians to China opens up opportunities to improve efficiency and raise the value of Vietnam's durians in the international arena. However, this is also a big challenge because the contents of the Protocol are essentially technical requirements that must be strictly adhered to by manufacturers, packers and exporters...
On this occasion, the organizers awarded phytosanitary certificates to 7 enterprises that officially export durian fresh fruit to China.
At the export ceremony of the first durian shipment under the Protocol signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the General Administration of Customs of China, there were 18 container trucks carrying more than 200 tons of fresh durian (harvested from 21 growing area in Dak Lak province) officially rolled, officially exported to China. According to statistics of the Department of Crop Production (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), currently the total area of durian in our country is nearly 90,000 hectares, the annual output is estimated at 1.3 million tons.