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Vietnam may be allowed to ship fresh longans to Australia from 2019

Vietnam may get the green light to export fresh longans to Australia from 2019, after lychees, mangoes and dragon fruits.

The information was revealed on the occasion of a working visit made by a delegation of the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to northern Hung Yen province and southern Ben Tre province to examine the longan farming, processing and packaging process there.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, after this visit, the Australian ministry will have an assessment report and draft import requirements for the product.

This is good news for Vietnam’s fruit sector as Vietnamese fruits can be sold at high prices in Australia.

Last year, fruit and vegetable exports set a record of 3.5 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent. Vietnamese fruits and vegetables are sold in 40 countries and territories around the world.

The delegation from Australia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources is visiting Vietnam from February 26 to March 2 to inspect the processing chain for shrimps exported to Australia.