Vietnam: Fruit and vegetable exports have exceeded 1 billion USD, the Plant Protection Department has proposed to tighten control of durian growing area codes

Published Mar 23, 2024

Tridge summary

Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports have seen a significant increase in Q1 2024, reaching 1.25 billion USD, a 27% rise from the same period in 2023. The majority of these exports were to China, accounting for 61.5% of the total export value. However, concerns have been raised about Vietnamese durian shipments to China being contaminated with cadmium, a heavy metal exceeding China's food safety regulations. In response, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a circular on the traceability, recall, and handling of unsafe food, and has called for a review of food safety conditions.
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Fruit and vegetable exports in the first quarter of 2023 exceeded 1 billion USD According to statistics from the General Department of Customs, Vietnam's fruit and vegetable export value in February 2024 reached 325.8 million USD, down 33.6% compared to January 2024, but increased by 1.4%. % compared to February 2023. Entering March 2024, fruit and vegetable exports reached 433 million USD, up nearly 4% over the same period last year. Cumulatively in the first 3 months of 2024, fruit and vegetable export turnover is estimated to reach 1.25 billion USD, an increase of 27% over the same period in 2023. This is the first time that Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports have reached and exceeded this figure. 1 billion USD in the first quarter of the year. The Import-Export Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) said that with geographical advantages and many similarities in culinary culture, the export value of Vietnam's fruit and vegetable products to the Chinese market continued ...
Source: Danviet
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