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Aus officially allows Vietnamese dragon fruit imports

Australia has officially allowed the importation of fresh dragon fruit from Vietnam, following the importation of fresh lychee and mango, Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) announced on August 28.

After gaining permission, Vietnam has become the first and only country allowed to export dragon fruit to Australia.

Dragon fruit is a key export fruit of Vietnam with an export revenue of over US$ 895.7 million in 2016, accounting for over 50% of the total fruit exports and 36% of the total fruit and vegetable exports.

Vietnam and Australia are also working to accelerate a review of the biosecurity import requirements for other fruits from Vietnam.

MoIT said that Vietnamese exporters have to meet a series of strict conditions before exporting fresh dragon fruit to Australia.

Source: en.nhandan.com.vn  via www.freshplaza.com.au 

Publication date: 8/29/2017