On September 17, in Krong Pak district, Dak Lak province, more than 100 tonnes of durian were first officially exported to China under the Protocol on Plant Quarantine Requirements between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the General Department of Customs of China.

The enterprise purchases qualified durian for export to China. (Photo: VNA)

This is the result of the negotiation effort in a long time of the specialized agencies between the two parties and the persistent accompaniment of Vietnam’s producers and exporters.

China is the largest market for durian in the world currently, so official exports of durian will help Vietnamese enterprises have the opportunity to access the large market, and at the same time help enterprises and farmers get higher profits from this specialty.

This is a valuable opportunity for fresh durian and continues to promise positive negotiating results to open the market for other Vietnamese agricultural products in the future.

Currently, the durian area of Dak Lak province is over 15 thousand hectares. Ranked second in the whole country after Tien Giang province. The estimated harvest production in 2022 is 170,000 tonnes and to 2025 is over 300,000 tonnes. After the preparation process, Dak Lak province was initially approved by the General Department of Customs of China with 4 durian packing facilities codes and 23 growing area codes (accounting for 45% of the approved growing area code of the whole country), with an area of 1,500 ha (accounting for 18.3% of the durian area for harvest of the province).