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Expanding export markets for Vietnamese mangoes

15/04/2022

Japan’s mango imports from Vietnam increased by 300%, South Korea’s by 130%, opening up many prospects, but also requiring growers to continuously improve quality.

The above information was given at a seminar organized online by the Plant Protection Department in Dong Thap with mango farmers, on March 15.

Currently, Vietnamese fresh mangoes are exported to 22 countries, mainly China, and mango products are exported to 53 countries. In 2021, nearly 600,000 tons of mangoes will be exported to other countries, up 42% over the previous year. In which, export volume to Japan tripled from 215 tons in 2020 to 640 tons last year, similarly to Korea increased 130% of output,…

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, Deputy Director of the Plant Protection Department, said that after 5 years of negotiation, Japan accepted to import Cat Chu mango from Vietnam. At the beginning of 2022, this country announced to stop importing mangoes due to an incident where an exporter mistakenly packed mangoes of different types into Vietnamese batches of Cat Chu mangoes while this country only imported Cat Chu mangoes grown in the Mekong Delta. Kowloon.

Ms. Huong added that, after the hiatus, Japan has now imported again, but this market has additional requirements such as the growing areas must have a code approved by them, the packing facility does not close two markets. same time,…

In addition, Japan strictly controls the chain from growing area codes, packing facilities, processing facilities (heating steam at 47 degrees in 20 minutes), inspection and quarantine before exporting. “If a difficult market like Japan can export mangoes, it won’t matter to other markets,” Huong said.

Gardeners in Dong Thap province select mangoes after harvesting in the garden. Photo: Ngoc Tai

Currently, the country has 845 area codes for mango growing, with an area of 42,000 hectares, accounting for 31%. Particularly, Cat Chu mango exported to Japan has 16 planting area codes, mainly in Dong Thap. Besides exporting, the Plant Protection Department also encourages provinces to have chain of specialty stores in big cities for easy access by consumers.

Mr. Le Quoc Dien, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Dong Thap province, said that boosting exports in difficult markets also promotes the promotion of Vietnamese agricultural products. Since then, attracting tourists from other countries to enjoy and buy many other agricultural products.

by VnExpress

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