Vietnamese seedless lime sees great chance to enter Japanese market

09:01 | 15/12/2017 Trade

Vietnamese seedless lime cultivated in Ben Luc district, the Mekong Delta province of Long An, sees a great opportunity to be exported to Japan, a fastidious market, heard an agricultural promotion conference recently held in Wakayama prefecture, Japan.

Vietnamese seedless lime cultivated in Ben Luc district, Long An province sees a great opportunity to be exported to Japan - Photo:

At the event, Yoshinobu Nisaka, Governor of Wakayama prefecture, said he is interested in agricultural cooperation between Vietnam and Japan in general and between Wakayama and Long An in particular.

Long An can send labourers to Wakayama to support agricultural production there, he said.

Japan wants to purchase Vietnamese seedless lime and lime products like pure lime powder, instant lime powder, canned lime juice, and lime seasoning powder, said agricultural expert Kha Chan Tuyen.

He highlighted that desiccated lime slices, lime leaves, dried lime peel, and especially lime essential oil are all favoured by the Japanese side after they found that these products are made of stable and quality materials.

Nguyen Van Hien, Chairman of the Chanh Viet Trading & Investment Joint Stock Company, highlighted that agricultural experts are supporting his company and local farmers with techniques to cultivate quality seedless limes.

He believed that fresh limes and lime products of Ben Luc locals will gain a foothold in the Japanese market.

Earlier, Chanh Viet Trading &Investment JSC exported its products to some European countries. Seedless lime products have also drawn attention from Muslim markets.

Theo VNA