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Vietnam to sort out issues with US and resume fruit exports
Vietnam will continue to work with the US to mitigate challenges related to its export of fresh fruits to the latter, which has recently been disrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an official told a press conference in HCM City on Saturday.
Vietnam exports six varieties of fruits to the US - dragon fruit, rambutan, longan, lychee, star apple, and mango - worth around US$20 million a year.
Besides the US, some other markets like Australia and New Zealand also require irradiation for exporting fruits, but in the absence of more irradiation plants Vietnam’s fruit prices are not competitive since fruits from across the country must first be transported to HCM City, which increases costs, experts said.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, despite the pandemic, Vietnam's exports of fruits and vegetables to the US in the first seven months of this year rose by 9.8 per cent year-on-year to US$77 million.
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