Vietnam: Durian exports through Lao Cai border gate increased sharply

Updated Oct 4, 2023
Agricultural product exports through Lao Cai Border Gate are flourishing, with turnover value doubling over the same period last year. In addition to traditional products such as dragon fruit, bananas, and watermelon, which have maintained stable customs clearance, from the beginning of the year until now, durian has been added, with output and turnover value increasing sharply.
Durian exports through Lao Cai border gate increased sharply (Illustration: KT) At Kim Thanh international border gate No. 2, Lao Cai province, there are currently 50-80 vehicles carrying durian for export every day. This is a record high number ever at this border gate. Each container is worth nearly 2 billion VND, 4-5 times higher than traditional export fruits. Mr. Vu Ngoc Nam, representative of An Nguyen Import-Export Joint Stock Company, said that durian is strictly inspected by the Chinese side immediately after customs clearance, so to limit risks, businesses must meet the requirements. Strict requirements on food safety and hygiene, pesticide residues do not exceed allowable levels, ensuring packaging specifications, traceability, and growing area code. "To avoid damage to businesses, right from the warehouse, when packing goods onto the truck, we have to clean the durian fruit relatively carefully, but when we come here, before the quarantine agency checks for pests, the ...
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