Australia grants ‘entry visa’ to Vietnam litchi

17:29 | 23/04/2015 Trade

The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has opened door to Vietnam’s litchi to penetrate the market.

Australia grants ‘entry visa’ to Vietnam litchi

Australia has become the second demanding market for Vietnam’s fresh litchi, which is trailed by the US.

According to the Plant Protection Department (PPD) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), 2015 will be the first year Vietnam exports fresh litchi to the US and Australia, helping to persify export markets.

The PPD has granted codes to 10 qualified specialized areas to export litchi to the US and Australia.

The Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association (Vinafruits) said this is a good news for Vietnam’s fresh fruits, particularly litchi as the fruits produced in specialized areas in Hai Duong, Hung Yen and Bac Giang provinces are often stockpiled in peak season.

Source VOV News