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Vietnamese mangoes have officially entered the US market

NDĐT - In the afternoon of February 18, the Plant Protection Department (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) cooperated with the Office of the Department of Animal and Plant Health Inspection (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture to officially announce export of mangoes. Vietnam to the US market.

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Thus, after 10 years of persistent negotiations, Vietnamese mangoes have conquered one of the most demanding markets, the US. This is also the sixth fruit of Vietnam entering the US market after cloth, longan, rambutan, milk breast, dragon fruit. The US also became the 40th export market of Vietnamese mangoes.

Mr. Hoang Trung, Director of Plant Protection (Plant Protection), said: America is a market with great consumption of mangoes. On-site production of the United States only reaches 3,000 tons / year, equal to 1/100 of the amount they have to import each year, and that is the room for Vietnamese mango to increase consumption.

Previously, in December 2017, the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture revised the regulations to allow the import of mangoes from Vietnam. Accordingly, APHIS experts have determined that Vietnamese mangoes can be imported into the United States under a systematic and coordinated management process from planting to packaging, transportation ... to ensure fruit quality. and no residue of pesticides. In addition, mangoes must be exported to the United States on commercial consignments and with a complete certificate, including a certificate of mango without any black marks damaged ...


 

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In order to export fresh mango fruit to the US, gardens, processing and packaging facilities must be granted codes for management and traceability by APHIS. All shipments before export must be treated with a minimum dose of 400 Gy; is quarantined by the Department of Plant Protection and APHIS and issued a plant quarantine certificate. In addition, local authorities and businesses need to meet some other requirements agreed by the Department of Plant Protection and APHIS.

At the request of the US, mangoes want to be exported to this market must overcome many strict standards such as conditions of garden, packing, irradiation, plant quarantine at import border ...

Representative of APHIS said: The US market opening for fresh mango fruit is positive information. Vietnamese mango fruit is delicious and competitive in the US market. Along with the export of Vietnamese mangoes to the US, Vietnam will also welcome American blueberry fruit to Vietnam market in a near time.

Currently, the area of ​​mango growing in the country is about 87 thousand hectares, the output is more than 969 thousand tons / year. Vietnam ranked 13th in the world of mango production but the export volume is still modest and out of the top 10 mango export countries. Vietnam can export to the United States about 3,000 tons of fresh mangoes, equivalent to nearly 1% of the fresh mango imported by the country and on par with US domestic mango production.

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