Australia considers dragon fruit imports from Việt Nam

Australia has officially commenced a review to import fresh dragon fruit from Việt Nam.

According to a press release published by the Australian Embassy in Việt Nam on Wednesday, fresh dragon fruit is one of the agricultural products given top priority for gaining access to the Australian market. (Photo: nld.com.vn)

According to a press release published by the Australian Embassy in Việt Nam on Wednesday, fresh dragon fruit is one of the agricultural products given top priority for gaining access to the Australian market.

Earlier, the country completed its preliminary evaluation of pests and diseases associated with the fruit through cooperation between the two governments, it said.

In the coming months, the two sides will join hands to identify risks, with the participation of Australian experts, judging dragon fruit production and export processes. A draft report outlining these risks will be announced at the end of this year for stakeholders’ consultations.

The Australian Embassy in Việt Nam also said their country was promoting the review process for shipments of other fresh fruit from Việt Nam.

Last year, some 28 tonnes of fresh Vietnamese lychees were sold in the Australian market. The first batch arrived in the country in May 2015.

Australia also completed the risk evaluation for Vietnamese mangos last November.

Source: VNS

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