According to data from the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in the first eight months of 2023, Cambodia’s exports of fresh longan to China reached 8,118 tons, a year-on-year increase of more than 3,720%. Im Rachna, spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, recently said that the substantial growth stems from Chinese consumers’ interest in Cambodia. Recognition of fruit quality. In August alone, Cambodia exported 3,250 tons of fresh longan to China. Cambodian longan attaches great importance to online platforms when selling, and has been promoted on various domestic online platforms including Alibaba. The Ministry Farmers are currently being supported to strengthen the cultivation of Pailin longan to ensure that its quality meets the sanitary and phytosanitary standards required by China. Say Chamroeun, representative of China Jinkwoayuan Import and Export (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., said that exports have been very smooth since July. The company has currently exported 43 containers, about 1,000 tons of longan. However, the transportation cost is still high. The current container freight rate through Sihanoukville Autonomous Port is 3,400 US dollars/container, and the price for transportation through Vietnam is 3,100 US dollars/container. Chamroeun added that they have asked the government to negotiate for the restoration of access to Thai port facilities. Shipping costs at Thai ports are much cheaper, about US$2,500/container. But because Thailand also exports fresh longan, Thailand does not allow Cambodian longan to pass through Their port transportation.