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Bắc Giang seeks for more chances for exporting lychees to Singapore

Update: May, 25/2020 - 17:25

 

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

HÀ NỘI — Bắc 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.

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

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

Trần Thu Quỳnh, 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.

Tài said strengthening trade promotion activities for Vietnamese lychees in general and Bắc 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 Bắc Giang to promote exports of its famous lychees to Singapore.

Trần Quang Tấn, director of Bắc 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 Bắc 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 Bắc Giang.  VNS

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