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Vietnamese Green-skinned Pomelo Is Officially Licensed To Export To The US

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

An agriculture company like Vagrofood is really excited to inform that our Vietnamese pomelos are ready to export to one of the hardest markets, the US!

Green-skinned pomelo from Vagrofood will be Vietnam's 7th fruit to enter the US market

Green-skinned pomelo will be Vietnam's 7th fruit to enter the US market. During a recent working session in the US between Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the US Department of Agriculture, the US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture announced that the opening of Vietnam's pomelos is being actively promoted. The US side is collecting public comments and will announce it as soon as possible. Let's learn about the potential of Vietnamese agricultural products with Vagrofood, a leading agricultural supplier in Vietnam!


Ready to export pomelos to the US

Green-skinned pomelo will be Vietnam's 7th fruit to enter the US market. During a recent working session in the US between Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the US Department of Agriculture, the US Deputy Secretary of Agriculture announced that the opening of Vietnam's pomelos is being actively promoted. The US side is collecting public comments and will announce it as soon as possible.


In the country, many key localities of the Mekong Delta growing green-skinned pomelo can completely become standard raw materials in both quantity and quality. Currently, both businesses and growers are ready to bring this type of agricultural product to the US. In Ben Tre, a locality with an area of ​​8,000 hectares of green grapefruit cultivation, as well as many other fruits, there was a time when the price of green-skinned pomelo continuously decreased, only 15,000 VND/kg.


Thanks to the GlobalGap certification, the consumption is easier. The good news about the standard farming process has led businesses to find Ben Tre Green-skinned Grapefruit Cooperative to ask the problem of linking the raw material area, preparing the preparation. bring the pomelo to America. With gardens that have been certified by VietGap and GlobalGap, additional standards are quickly accepted.

Ben Tre green-skinned grapefruit is very delicious

The US market does not like large fruits, which range from 1 - 1.4 kg / fruit is the most beautiful. Besides, they can import pomelo not only green-skinned pomelo, but also five-ripe pomelo all year round. It is a requirement for Vietnamese farms to build a chain of links, how to provide enough quality and output to the world's largest market.


Only 6 types of fresh Vietnamese fruit exported to the US have brought in about 20 million USD in turnover per year. With green-skinned pomelo - a fruit with a long shelf life, it promises to be a bright spot in the near future. At that time, the chain of consumption links will be extended, not only in Ben Tre.


6 types of fruits are being exported to the US

According to the Vietnam Trade Office in the US, the US is a potential market for Vietnamese fruits when there are more than 330 million customers with high per capita income and the culinary trend is increasingly focusing on vegetable and fruit ingredients.


In the first 4 months of this year, the US is still the largest market of Vietnam's agricultural, forestry and fishery products, with export turnover reaching nearly 4.9 billion USD, accounting for 27.3%. In particular, the export turnover of vegetables and fruits continued to increase significantly over the same period. Up to now, 6 types of fresh fruits have been officially licensed to export to the US, including mango, longan, litchi, dragon fruit, rambutan and star apple. Dragon fruit is the first fruit of Vietnam to be exported to the US market in 2008. Since then, the amount of dragon fruit exported to the US has increased year by year. Rambutan is the second fruit of Vietnam allowed to be exported to the US in 2011.


In 2014, the US Department of Agriculture officially licensed Vietnamese longans and litchi to enter this market. Besides Hung Yen longan, Song Ma longan (Son La), Mien Thiet longan are also exported to the US. The 5th fruit of Vietnam that meets the standards for entering the US is breast milk. The first export batch of breast milk was in December 2017, after 10 years of negotiation. Vietnam is also the first country licensed to export breast milk to the US market. Most recently, in February 2019, mango officially became the 6th fruit available in this market.


Requirements of fruit when entering the US

There is no denying the potential of the US market with Vietnamese fruits. Despite the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, in 2020, the US still imported more than 14 billion USD of fruit, up from the previous year. The US is also one of the most demanding markets for imported agricultural products. However, your standards are also very clear, the rest is that businesses and farmers need to link to produce according to safety standards and meet the strict requirements of this market.


According to the Plant Protection Department, if you want to export fruit to the US, you must meet 3 main standards, including: The growing area meets the standards and is authorized by the US side to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to assign the Plant Protection Department to issue the planting area code; The packing factory must be granted a code by a US expert; Products must be irradiated at a factory with a standard code number.


According to the US Department of Agriculture, the country has a great demand for fruit with up to 12 million tons per year. The country's domestic fresh fruit production currently only meets 70% of the demand, the remaining 30% (equivalent to about 3.6 million tons) is imported. This will be a huge space and opportunity for Vietnamese agriculture company.

Green-skinned pomelo is the tropical fruits with a strong sour taste and nutrients

It can be seen that the potential of Vietnam's agricultural products is very open when fastidious markets in turn allow the consumption of Vietnamese fruits. Green-skinned pomelo is one of the tropical fruits with a strong sour taste of citrus fruits and many nutrients from the peel to the flesh of the grapefruit. If you are looking for an agriculture company, don't hesitate to contact Vagrofood for the best support!

 

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