Vietnam to export fresh lychees to Japan

Japan VIetnam LycheeJapan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has sent a letter to the Plant Protection Department of Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to start the trade for Vietnamese “thieu” lychee

As reported in the Nhan Dan, the initiative comes after five years of negotiation efforts between the ministries of the two nations.

Vietnamese lychees that will be exported to Japan should be grown in gardens supervised by the Plant Protection Department, said the source. Additionally, the lychees must comply with Japan’s regulations on plant quarantine and food safety.

Exported batches must be packed and treated with Methyl Bromide at facilities recognised by the Plant Protection Department and the MAFF. Apart from this, they should be enclosed with a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Plant Protection Department, according to the source.

In 2020, the department will continue coordinating with businesses to complete preparatory work and seek partners to export the first batch of fresh “thieu” lychee to Japan.

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