Five local firms to export lychees to Japan

Tuesday, May 11, 2021  14:25

VOV.VN - Five enterprises in Bac Giang province, which is noted for lychee growing, are joining hands to help purchase and export the fruit to Japan, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The enterprises include Chanh Thu Fruit Import and Export Co., Ltd, Ameii Vietnam Joint Stock Company, Rong Do production, trade and service Co, Ltd, the Global Food Import- Export Joint Stock Company, and Bamboo Company.

Local firms have already surveyed lychee growing areas and have subsequently prepared negotiation conditions in order to sign contracts and purchase the fruit from farmers.

Among the selected enterprises, Chanh Thu is anticipated to become the first to ship batches of lychees to Japan in the coming days. So far the firm has made preparations relating to the preliminary processing and packaging stages for the batches.

Currently, Bac Giang is home to over 200 hectares of lychee growing areas, with cultivation codes granted for exports to markets such as the United States, the European Union, and China.

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in March granted geographical indication protection for lychees grown in Bac Giang’s Luc Ngan district. This marks the first Vietnamese product to be granted a geographical indication certification by Japan, paving the way for the fruit to enter this demanding market.

Previously, Bac Giang had successfully protected its trademark for Luc Ngan lychees in other markets, including China, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Australia, Laos, and Cambodia.

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