LAO CAI (VNS)— The volume of fresh lychees exported to China through the border gates of northern mountainous Lao Cai province is expected to reach 50,000 tonnes in 2013.
The figure represents a two-fold increase over last year's exports, according to the Customs Department of Lao Cai International Border Gate.
So far this year, nearly 20,000 tonnes of lychees, mainly from northern Bac Giang province, have been exported to the neighbouring country through the Kim Thanh border gate.
Before the harvest, many Chinese dealers came to Bac Giang province to sign all-in contracts and inspect lychee quality. Meanwhile, Vietnamese traders were responsible for packaging, transporting and exporting the fruit.
The Bac Giang Department of Industry and Trade also worked with Lao Cai authorities to create convenient conditions for the export of agricultural products in general and lychees in particular and ensure that farmers would benefit from the arrangement. — VNS