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The Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) has just informed that the processing and completion of procedures for exporting Vietnamese longan to Japan is in the final stage, promising many opportunities to enter the fastidious markets.

Japan is one of the markets with strict standards in imports of agricultural products. Vietnam has exported to this market 3 types of fresh fruit such as dragon fruit, Cat Chu mango and litchi. In addition to the three types of fruits, the Plant Protection Department (MARD) is currently implementing negotiating procedures to open more doors for Vietnamese longans to be exported to this market. .

According to information from the Plant Protection Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, from June 6-13, a delegation of experts from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries was present in Vietnam to inspect the quarantine process of longan fruit by cold treatment method.

Recently, Vietnam has negotiated with the Japanese side to open the market for longan. However, to be able to export this fruit to Japan, it requires many elaborate stages, demanding every small detail to be exactly according to the standards set by the Japanese side.

Statistics of the Plant Protection Department show that, in 2021, Vietnam has exported over 117,554 tons of longan, of which over 11,000 tons of fresh longan and 100,000 tons of longan products. In which, fresh longan is exported to 17 countries around the world, to China the most (about 10,000 tons), other markets include the US, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, UAE, Myanmar , Czech, Canada, Germany, India, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland...

In the first 5 months of 2022, Vietnam exported over 4,257 tons of longan, of which 147 tons of fresh longan were exported to China, the US, Germany and Singapore; the rest are dried longan and frozen longan.