Vietnam mainly imported apples, oranges, kiwis and cherries from New Zealand and Australia, mangoes, custard apples, and tamarind from Thailand, green apples from the United States and vegetables from China. By the end of last November, the Southeast Asian country spent $1.6 billion on buying foreign fruits exceeding the previous year (with $1.5 billion). Of the amount, $722 million, $226 and $80 million were for buying fruits from Thailand, China and the United States respectively. Director of Vina T&T group Nguyen Dinh Tung said demand of imported fruits is high because people suppose foreign fruits are safer. The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said that foreign fruits will flood Vietnam’s market more after the Vietnam- Europe Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) come into effect. Fruits from European countries and the United State are imported legally into Vietnam with clear indication of origin; accordingly, they are sold at high price. Specifically, New Zealand’s yellow kiwi fetch VND190,000 per kilogram and Envy apple at 235,000 per kilogram. Prices of cherry fluctuate at VND350,000 to VND1 million a kilogram in Ho Chi Minh… Read full this story
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