Vietnam to sign protocol for avocado and passion fruit exports to China

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(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam is about to sign a protocol for avocado and passion fruit exports with the General Administration of Customs of China, bringing the total agricultural products exported to the Chinese market in this form to 8, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam has currently 13 types of fruits and agricultural products that have been officially exported to China, including dragon fruit, watermelon, banana, lychee, longan, rambutan, jackfruit, mango, mangosteen, durian, and passion fruit, black jelly, and sweet potato. But up to now, the nation has only had 6 types of fruits and agricultural items exported under the form of protocol signing with China, including mangosteen, black jelly, durian, bananas, sweet potatoes, and watermelon.

The protocol signing for avocado and passion fruit exports will help further increase Vietnam's fruit export turnover to this billion-people market. Earlier in October 2023, Vietnam's fresh watermelons were also officially shipped to the Chinese market.

According to statistics from the General Department of Customs, China remains the largest export market for Vietnamese fruit and vegetables with last year's turnover reaching US$3.64 billion , an increase of 139.5% compared to 2022 and accounting for 65% of the country's overall fruit and vegetable export turnover. Notably, durian exports increased sharply after a protocol to export this product with the Chinese market was signed.

Phung Duc Tien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said that with a population of more than 1.4 billion people and a growing middle class, China is a huge market for many high-quality agro-forestry-fishery products from Vietnam. However, to take advantage of every opportunity to bolster agricultural exports to China, it is necessary to ensure the quality of Vietnamese agricultural products and reliable trade activities.