Cambodian fresh coconuts are allowed to be exported to China, but the output is still difficult to meet market demand

Updated Sep 23, 2023
On September 18, the General Administration of Customs issued an announcement stating that the import of Cambodian fresh coconuts that meet relevant requirements will be allowed from now on. Cambodia's coconut planting areas are mainly in the provinces of Seju, Kampot and Sihanoukville. It has now expanded to the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Thong, Svay Rien and Siem Reap. There are about 1 million coconut trees. Despite gaining access to the Chinese market, Cambodia’s domestic coconut supply is difficult to meet export demand. According to Cambodian media Fresh News, Cambodia currently does not have enough coconuts for export and still needs to import them from Thailand and Vietnam. It will take at least five years or at least 2 million more coconut trees to be planted to meet domestic and export demand. In the past three years, members of the Cambodian coconut community have expanded the planting area year by year, especially during ...
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