VIETNAM: Rambutan exports to New Zealand will start soon

Vietnam has been given the green light to start exporting rambutans to New Zealand.       New Zealand’s ambassador Wendy Matthews made the announcement at a ceremony held by her embassy and Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on Tuesday.   Rambutan will become the third fruit Vietnam exports to New […]

VIETNAM: Seminar talks fruit, veg exports

Việt Nam’s fruit and vegetable exports are expected to top US$4.5 billion by 2020, with fruits accounting for $3.6 billion, according to the Crop Production Department.   Speaking at a seminar on the potential and development orientation of horticulture and floriculture in Việt Nam, Nguyễn Hồng Sơn, director of the department, said Việt Nam’s varied […]

USA: Vietnamese rambutan exports to resume

“Right now there is very little rambutan in the market since Vietnam is the main supplier this time of year and they have been on Lunar New Year holidays since Feb 15,” says Paul Armstrong of Los Angeles, Ca.-based RHA Group. “But we have started getting in shipments this week and getting back to normal.” […]

VIETNAM: Fruit, vegetable exports up 37% in January

Vietnam earned some US$321 million from fruit and vegetable exports in January 2018, a year-on-year increase of 36.9 per cent, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).     China, Japan, the United States and the Republic of Korea remained the biggest importers of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in the month. Other markets […]

VIETNAM: Fruit trucks stuck at Chinese border

Up to 400-500 fruit-carrying trucks loaded with watermelons, dragon fruit, bananas and mangoes have arrived at the border gate each day; while China has allowed only around 250 trucks per day because of storage issues, leading to a 5 to 6-kilometre tailback at the border gate area.   Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nong Quang Tam, head […]

VIETNAM: Fruits of labor

After nine years of negotiations, good news came to Vietnam’s agriculture sector in September when dragon fruit hit shelves in Australia, making the country the first to be licensed to export fresh dragon fruit to the stringent market.   It represented a milestone in local dragon fruit conquering the world. The 600 boxes of about […]

VIETNAM: First batch of star apples exported to the US

The first batch of Vietnamese star apples has been exported to the US by the Cat Tuong Agricultural Products Producing & Processing Co Ltd from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and provincial authorities yesterday.   With the shipment, Vietnam has become the first and […]

CHINA/VIETNAM: Firms ink watermelon trade deals

Enterprises in Vietnam and China have signed principle contracts on watermelon trade in 2018 and the following years at a conference held in the central province of Quang Ngai on December 6.   The event was organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in conjunction with Quang Ngai province and China’s Guangxi province.   […]

VIETNAM: China makes up three-fourths of fruit exports

Vietnam exported US$240 million of vegetables and fruits last month, taking the total to US$2.86 billion in the year to end-October, up 42.6% year-on-year. Revenue from vegetable and fruit exports exceeded that of Vietnam’s key export products such as rice, crude oil and coal. Analysts said the target for some US$3 billion from vegetable and […]

VIETNAM: Tien Giang seeks measures to boost star apple exports to US

Measures to boost star fruit exports to the US were discussed at a conference held in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on November 14.   According to Pham Anh Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, star fruit is among the locality’s seven competitive fruits and entering the US market opens big […]