A GOOD CHANCE TO EXPORT DRAGON FRUIT INTO AUSTRALIAUpdate: 11/8/2017
A GOOD CHANCE TO EXPORT DRAGON FRUIT INTO AUSTRALIA
Experts from Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have been on fact-finding tours of HCM City and Long An, Tien Giang and Binh Thuan provinces to evaluate their dragon fruit production, packaging and exports. It was one of the final steps before Australia opened its doors to fresh dragon fruit from Vietnam.
The Australian experts had greatly appreciated the production, growing and packaging processes of Vietnamese dragon fruit. The Australian Government would release a draft report on the evaluation outcomes at the end of this year for stakeholders’ benefit, and possibly allow the import of Vietnamese white and red dragon fruits by the end of this year or early next year.
Vietnam has also worked with Japanese authorities and Vietnamese fresh dragon fruits could be exported to that country in the near future. Fruit exports to several demanding markets had increase in 2016, with exporters shipping more than 4,608 tonnes to the US, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 81 percent.