In beginning of December 2020, Korean Government put restriction on importing some fresh fruits, vegetables from Vietnam. The fruits are including: banana, fresh carrots. It was found Radopholus Similis in Banana exported from Vietnam to Korea. Hence, a ban letter was issued on Dec 10th 2020. And it comes to affect on Dec 18th 2020.
(Letter of Restriction on importing Carrot from Vietnam to Korea)
It was not an easy year for Vietnamese farmers due to Covid-19. After this restriction, the price of carrot is expected to come down in season of Winter 2021.
In additional, the freight cost is increased 3 times higher than before due to shortage of containers. Plus the availability of containers is less for past 2 months. Thus, it is predicted as a very challenging season for carrots from Vietnam.