Improve quality and promote lychee exports to the US market
A representative of Bac Giang province said that this year, right from the beginning of the crop, the locality has coordinated with specialized agencies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop production linkage models. , lychee consumption, especially focusing on improving quality; expand the area of lychee grown according to VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards.
Currently, Bac Giang lychees are exported to over 30 countries and territories. This year’s lychee output is expected to be over 160,000 tons, of which 218 hectares are planted to be exported to the US, Australia and EU markets.
As for the US market, the province has identified it as a potential market with great purchasing power and Bac Giang’s agricultural industry has always focused on ensuring the quality of lychee, to meet the strict requirements of quality control. translation, strict food safety from your country side.
According to Mr. Tran Quang Tan, Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Bac Giang province, the province has applied technology, improved quality, has a planting area code and improved quality, and controlled processing facilities with QR codes attached to it. All over the world can know the brand as well as the cultivation process of Bac Giang litchi fruit.
Melissa Bishop, Deputy US Ambassador to Vietnam, said: “In 2021, bilateral agricultural trade between Vietnam and the US will reach $9 billion for the first time, of which Vietnam’s agricultural exports to the US will also reach US$9 billion. a record of nearly 5.2 billion USD.Thanks to more and more Vietnamese agricultural products being brought into the US, consumers in the US can enjoy tropical fruits grown in Vietnam such as lychee, mango, dragon fruit, etc. Vietnamese lychees have been exported to the US since 2014. It is hoped that through this conference, US importers can better understand Bac Giang lychees.
However, Bac Giang also faces difficulties due to the high cost of transporting lychee by air. Shipping by sea takes a long time which puts pressure on preservation technology. In addition, in the Northern region, there is no irradiation center approved by the US side, causing the fabric to be brought to Ho Chi Minh City for packaging and irradiation, which incurs many costs.
Ms. Hoang Thi Thanh Nga, Deputy Ambassador of Vietnam to the US, said: “In order to export lychee to the US market, it is necessary to have a clear understanding of the production and transportation process so that when it reaches the hands of consumers, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the production and transportation processes. For many reasons, there are still a lot of fresh and delicious agricultural products of Vietnam Nanm that are not known to Americans yet.”
For lychee, 40-50% of the output has been exported, but it is still mainly fresh, and processed products are still limited. Therefore, the province will be interested in attracting investors and businesses to participate lychee export Fresh, just invest in technology to export processed products.
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