29.11.2022, 12:56

Vietnam officially exports first batch of green-skinned pomelos to US

This creates considerable room and a great opportunity for Vietnamese fruits, including Ben Tre’s pomelo, to access the U.S. market.

To export pomelos to the U.S., the Plant Protection Department worked with relevant parties to carry out measures, especially training farmers and exporting companies on the U.S.’ import requirements.

It also maintains the use of production unit codes and strictly monitors pest contamination in fruit.

All pomelo batches to be shipped to the U.S. must be irradiated at the U.S.-recognized irradiation establishments under the supervision of the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Plant Protection Department.

A report from the General Department of Customs showed that Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports reached US$2.75 billion in the first ten months of this year.

Exports to the U.S. hit $219 million, up 19 percent over the same period last year and accounting for 10.5 percent of the total export turnover of Vietnamese vegetables and fruits.