A batch of Sơn La longan exported to EU and UK markets.— VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết
HÀ NỘI — The northern mountainous province of Sơn La held a ceremony on Wednesday to grant a Trademark Registration Certificate to Sơn La longan, and export a batch of Sông Mã - Sơn La longan to the EU and UK markets.
The province’s total longan growing area is estimated to stretch 19,200 hectares in 2021, with an expected output of 98,500 tonnes, of which 2,200 hectares of longan with an output of nearly 22,000 tonnes are eligible for export, mainly to China, Australia, the US and Europe.
Sông Mã District is currently the largest longan granary of Sơn La Province with over 7,200 hectares, of which nearly 5,900 hectares have been harvested with an output of over 55,800 tonnes, accounting for more than 55 per cent of the province’s total longan yield.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sơn La has actively connected with major exporters to select high-quality products for export, thus helping increase the value of Sơn La longan.
At the ceremony, the National Office of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Science and Technology handed over a decision to grant the Trademark Registration Certificate to Sơn La longan, while the provincial Department of Science and Technology awarded certificates of right to use the trademark to 25 cooperatives of Sông Mã District.
Representatives of enterprises and cooperatives signed memoranda of understanding on longan production and sale.
Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Hoàng Quốc Khánh said that the granting of the Trademark Registration Certificate by the National Office of Intellectual Property is an affirmation of the reputation and quality of the province's agricultural products, contributing to the completion of the legal framework, and creating a solid foundation for the supply of longan to both domestic and foreign markets. — VNS