Bac Giang seeks for more chances for exporting lychees to Singapore

Monday, May 25, 2020 17:26

Bac Giang Province has a total area of 28,000ha growing lychees with an estimated total output of 160,000 tonnes this year. — Photo

Bac Giang Province will have a good opportunity to find partners for exporting its lychees to Singapore at an online trade fair held at the end of this month.

Le Hoang Tai, deputy director general of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said the online Viet Nam-Singapore Agricultural Trade Fair 2020 will be held on May 29-30 in cooperation with the Singapore Business Federation.

The Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency and the Trade Office of Viet Nam in Singapore will assist Bac Giang to promote export of Bac Giang lychees to the Singapore market.

Tran Thu Quynh, trade counselor in Singapore, said that besides Vietnamese lychees imported by Chinese traders to Singapore with a small quantity, this market is importing lychees from Thailand and Taiwan, but the Singapore market likes Vietnamese lychees due to their good taste.

Tai said strengthening trade promotion activities for Vietnamese lychees in general and Bac Giang lychees in particular in the Singapore market is a good solution to increase Vietnamese lychees being directly exported to Singapore.

Besides that, the exports to this Southeast Asian country would force local enterprises to find measures on improving preservation and transportation of lychees to ensure the quality of this fresh fruit, he said.

The online trade fair would be a good chance for Bac Giang to promote exports of its famous lychees to Singapore.

Tran Quang Tan, director of Bac Giang Department of Industry and Trade, said this year this province has a total area of 28,000ha growing lychees with an estimated total output of 160,000 tonnes.

Of which, there are 15,000ha planting lychees according to VietGAP standards and 218ha developed under GlobalGAP standards.

The US has granted IRADS (Irradiation Reporting and Accountability Database) codes for 19 areas growing lychees in Bac Giang to permit the provincial lychees to be exported to this market.

Meanwhile, Japan has granted area codes to 19 areas. China has granted area codes for 149 areas and export licences for 288 packaging facilities in Bac Giang. — VNS

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