Around 22,000 tonnes of Bac Giang litchi exported to China
Around 22,000 tonnes of litchi from the northern province of Bac Giang were exported to China by Wednesday.
Nguyen The Thi, vice chairman of Luc Ngan District People’s Committee, said that 45 Chinese traders, who had finished their quarantine in Vietnam, have come to the district to buy litchi.
A 20-km road in Luc Ngai full of litchi vehicles
Litchi weighing stations
Litchi is soaked into ice water before being sent to China
Each box contains around 20 kilos of litchi.
Luc Ngan litchi market is very crowded with vehicles queuing along a long road to take the fruit. Thi added that around 1,800 and 2,300 tonnes of litchi are exported to China daily.
Over the past week, the number of litchi transportation vehicles to Tan Thanh Border Gate in Lang Son Province have increased by 5-6 times against the beginning of the crop, accounting for two thirds out of Vietnam’s total farm produce exported to China during this period.
A representative from Tan Thanh Border Gate said that litchi is a prioritised product at the border gate so it takes exporters only a few minutes to complete the export procedures.
Last year, Bac Giang’s total litchi output was estimated at 145,600 tonnes, pulling in a total revenue of VND6.3 trillion (273.91 million).
This year, more than 300 Chinese traders have registered to buy Bac Giang litchi and the figure has continued rising. After arriving in Vietnam, they have to have a 14-day quarantine for Covid-19 prevention.
In 2019, around 400 Chinese traders went to Bac Giang to buy litchi.
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