Binh Thuan to boost dragon fruit exports to Indian and Pakistan 2021 via Teleconference

06/08/2021, 07:42

BTO- A teleconference on dragon fruit exports between Vietnamese exporters and their partners in Indian and Pakistan took place on August 5th on Zoom and Facebook platforms. The event was co-hosted by the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) and the Vietnamese embassies in both India and Pakistan.

This online trade is to promote dragon fruit consumption in the Indian and Pakistani markets. 3 sites were placed in Ha Noi (Vietnam), New Delhi (India) and Islamabad (Pakistan) with the attendance of over 60 representatives from localities growing dragon fruit, authorities and enterprises of the three countries.

Binh Thuan has 12 enterprises which produce, process and export dragon fruit participated the conference.  The teleconference has the attendance of Representatives of Trade Promotion Department, Embassy of Vietnam in India and Pakistan, Binh Thuan authorities and dragon fruit exporters.

This event is a part of the national program on trade promotion in 2021 to support dragon fruit growing localities, and enterprises and cooperatives that supply Vietnamese dragon fruits to update information on the current situation, trends, and market demand, search and connect with buyers, distribution systems, and importers in India and Pakistan. Thereby, it will strengthen the export promotion of fresh dragon fruits and products from Vietnam to these two potential new markets.

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Binh Thuan Province, the province currently has 33,750 hectares of dragon fruit, of which 11,000 hectares meet the VietGAP standards, and 517 hectares meet the GlobalGAP ones. In 2020, the output of dragon fruits harvested here reached nearly 700,000 tons.

To remove hurdles faced by local farm produce amid the complicated development of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietrade has recently organized several online trade exchange schemes to boost the consumption of local agricultural products.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Binh Thuan dragon has affected the export of agricultural products to China in general and Vietnamese dragon fruits in particular. Some border gates stop customs clearance for some time to control the pandemic, leading to a backlog of goods. Therefore, accelerating trade promotion and seeking new markets for Vietnamese dragon fruit and agricultural products is the current new requirement.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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