Shrimp, fruit export likely to increase rest of this year

The Vietnam Association for Seafood Exporters and Producers has forecast that shrimp exports to the U.S. market would recover in the rest of this year after falling over 50 percent in August.

A dragon fruit orchard in Binh Thuan province (Photo: SGGP)

Anti dumping tariffs imposed on Vietnamese shrimp products entering to the U.S. have been cut sharply to 0.93 percent during the 9th period of review (POR 9) from 6.37 percent in POR8, the association said.

Meantime, the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that Vietnam is going to export many kinds of fruits to strict markets as bilateral procedures have been done, for instance mango to Japan, rambutan to New Zealand, star apple and mango to the U.S., and dragon fruit to Taiwan (China).

China was still Vietnam’s largest farm produce market in the first eight months this year, reported the department.

Businesses exported 700,000 tons of dragon fruits to China last year and the same number in the first eight months this year. In addition, 150,000 ton litchi, 7,000 ton fresh longan and 3,000 ton dried longan were sold to this market in eight months.

By Phan Thi – Translated by Hai Mien

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