On the afternoon of June 7, Pacific Foods Joint Stock Company said it had exported the first batch of Thanh Ha and Hai Duong Thieu to Europe under the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the EU (EVFTA). Next week will be Luc Ngan lychee batch, Bac Giang also boarded the plane to conquer this difficult market khó
Reportedly, the first batch of Thanh Ha lychee will go by air to the Czech Republic, which has a large population and the largest Vietnamese community in the EU.
At the ceremony to export the first batch of lychees to Europe, Mr. Vu Ba Phu, Director of the Trade Promotion Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade), said that despite being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Ministry has cooperated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development has implemented many synchronous solutions right from the 2021 crop year to find domestic consumption markets and especially exports.
Currently, the EU is the fourth export market for Vietnamese vegetables and fruits, with this available platform plus the import tax exemption and reduction as committed in the EVFTA, it is helping to increase the competitiveness of Vietnamese fruits. compared to rivals that have not had an FTA with the EU such as Thailand, China, Malaysia, Indonesia…
Mr. Chung Tri Phong – General Director of Pacific Foods said that the successful export of lychee batches from two well-known raw materials areas called Thanh Ha of Hai Duong and Luc Ngan in Bac Giang according to Global GAP standards, Vietgap… entered the EU under the EVFTA Agreement, once again proving that Vietnamese lychee fruit is always favored by world customers, and domestic enterprises are increasingly meeting the strict requirements of markets. , of which the EU is an example.
Previously, tens of tons of lychee from Hai Duong and Bac Giang provinces were present on store shelves at Japanese and Singaporean supermarket chains. It is expected that this year’s crop, the key export companies will export about 2,000 tons of fresh lychee to Japan, of which Bac Giang and Hai Duong each have 1,000 tons.
Not only in Japan, Vietnamese lychee also conquered an equally “difficult” market, Singapore. It is expected that from now until the end of the lychee season, Singapore will consume at least 1 40-foot container every week. It is expected that by the end of July, the export volume can be up to 100 tons.
The next few days will be EU countries – a potential market of about 430 million people.
Currently, Hai Duong lychees are being sold in Japan for 350,000 – 500,000 VND/kg. Tan Yen – Bac Giang lychee has also been on the shelves of Japanese supermarkets with the same selling price. Not only in supermarkets but also on online stores, Vietnamese lychees are also sold for 7,800 yen for 3kg (equivalent to nearly 550,000 VND/kg).