Export of fruits, vegetables spike in H1

By VNA   July 19, 2023 | 07:16 pm PT
Export of fruits, vegetables spike in H1
Farmers in the central province of Binh Thuan load harvested dragon fruit on a truck. Photo by VnExpress/Viet Quoc
The export of rice, fruit and vegetables to China and other markets posted surges of 34.7% and 64.2%, respectively in the first half, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Director of the ministry’s Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department Nguyen Nhu Tiep predicted export growth of fruit and vegetables to be maintained in the second half if exporters pay attention to quality, design, packaging and origin tracing to meet market demand.

He said the ministry will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in agriculture development and trade in agro-forestry-fisheries China’s Guangxi and Yunnan provinces in September, on the occasion of the 20th China-ASEAN Expo in Guangxi.

It will also consider working with the Vietnam Trade Office in China’s Nanning to step up the consumption of farm produce at the expo.

Efforts will be made to establish the Vietnam-Guangxi association of agro-forestry-fisheries enterprises and the Vietnam-Yunnan association of agro-forestry-fisheries businesses. The ministry will also expedite technical measures to soon conclude a Protocol with the General Administration of Customs of China on food safety requirements, quarantine and inspection for aquatic products imported and exported between Vietnam and China.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said the ministry will focus on trade promotion and market development to boost the export of key agro-forestry and aquatic products to three major markets of China, the US and Japan.

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