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Vietnamese vegetables and fruits conquer the EU market

Vietnamese vegetables conquer the EU market

After a period of negative growth due to the COVID-19 epidemic, so far, fruit and vegetable exports have recovered. When the EU market reopens, this is a turning point for Vietnamese agricultural products. Opening up opportunities for Vietnamese vegetables and fruits to conquer the EU market.


The vegetable export market to Korea has just resumed after the pandemic, Truong Phuc Farm Company (Da Lat) is rushing to seed hydroponic vegetable products for an order of 30 tons for timely delivery in July and August. To Quang Dung, Director of Truong Phuc Farm Company, shared: “Restoring the export market gives us more peace of mind.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, the consumption market has not reached the level compared to before, but every day the Company’s chain has consumed more than 1 ton of vegetables of all kinds. Through this epidemic, we continue to strengthen and boost production according to orders from distributors to minimize risks from the market.”

With 3 hectares of vegetables and more than 14 hectares associated with households to produce 30 kinds of green vegetables, tubers and other food fruits such as baby carrots, baby broccoli, leafy green vegetables, fruits and vegetables … In addition to export This farm is also distributing to supermarkets and convenience stores stretching from South to North.

As for flower growing businesses, from mid-May, some have resumed exporting to traditional markets such as Korea, Japan, Australia… To diversify means of transportation, instead of just exporting by road. By aviation, the enterprise that accounts for 80% of export cut flowers is Dalat Hasfarm, which expands a number of shipping routes to increase market access.

Since the beginning of the year until now, due to the epidemic, Dalat Hasfarm had to cancel 40 million flower stems, a big market like Australia can only export 3 containers/week compared to 25 containers/week as before. The current solution of Dalat Hasfarm is to vacate 30 hectares and convert 10 hectares to grow vegetables. According to Mr. Nguyen Van Bao, Deputy General Director of Dalat Hasfarm Company, it takes 6-12 months to restore the flower export market and 3-6 months for flower growers in the province to fully restore production.

The Import-Export Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) assessed that there are many positive signals related to the story of fruit and vegetable export, in the context of the epidemic still complicated. Typically, Vietnam’s bananas have officially entered the Lotte supermarket system of Korea; litchis of Hai Duong and Bac Giang have been exported to Japan, China, and the US; The Indian market is very fond of Vietnamese dragon fruit, litchi and rambutan; Son La longan ensures export standards to the world…

In particular, another large market is Japan, despite many negative impacts from the pandemic, this economy still promotes the import of many types of fruits and vegetables from Vietnam such as bananas, dragon fruit, litchi, etc. This is a great opportunity for Vietnamese bananas to be exported to this market, after the success of lychee.

In general, from the beginning of the year until now, while the export of vegetables and fruits to the Chinese market has decreased deeply (exports of vegetables and fruits to this market in the first 6 months of the year reached $906.1 million, down 29.1% in value). compared to the same period in 2019), exports to other major markets such as the US, Korea, Thailand… increased sharply. Accordingly, exports to Thailand reached $68 million (up 233.4 percent); Korea reached 67.4 million USD (up 21.8%); US reached 62 million USD (up 6.1%); Japan reached 57.7 million USD (up 15.5%); Netherlands reached 34 million USD (up 9%)…

Vietnamese vegetables and fruits conquer the EU market

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which takes effect from August 1, is considered to create favorable conditions for businesses in the fruit and vegetable industry to expand export markets. According to Mr. Nguyen Quoc Toan, Director of the Department of Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development, the EU’s commitment to strongly open the door to Vietnamese vegetables and fruits in the EVFTA, specifically the elimination of 94% of the 547 fruit and vegetable tax lines and other tariffs. fruit and vegetable products, many products of Vietnam will have advantages as soon as the Agreement comes into effect.

From a business perspective, Mr. Dang Phuc Nguyen, General Secretary of the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association, said that the EVFTA opens up huge opportunities in the EU market, which is the largest import market in the world. Specifically, Vietnam can export any type of fruit and vegetable to the EU, as long as it is produced in Vietnam.

However, the EU is a very fastidious market with very strict regulations on technical barriers, residues of pesticides and banned substances. If violated, businesses will be returned goods, causing damage not only that business but also the Vietnamese fruit and vegetable industry.

Therefore, the production of safe agricultural products in the direction of GAP is a mandatory requirement. Another problem is that when producing clean according to standards such as VietGAP, GlobalGAP, the percentage of vegetables and fruits that do not meet the requirements for design and form for fresh export will increase.

Mr. Phuc Nguyen analyzed. “The deep processing will help make use of these products as raw materials for processing, thereby exploiting the maximum value of the harvested products, helping farmers to increase their income. imports from the products are sold out”.

According to the Vietnam Trade Office in the Netherlands, the EU’s large market size and seasonal demand is an attractive market for fruit and vegetable suppliers in developing countries. Tropical and exotic fruits will appeal to EU consumers. This is a strength for exporters from countries with tropical climates, including Vietnam. However, EU customers are often looking for reliable suppliers that can deliver fruit and vegetables to consumers at any time of the year.

Source: https://nhipcaudautu.vn/

Emilia Chaney
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My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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