Dragon fruits are prepared to be exported to the US. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of fruits faces several technical barriers

Exports of fruits have continuously grown, reaching US$3.8 billion in 2018 and aiming at $4.5 billion by 2020. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), vegetables in general and fruits in particular have a great potential for export because global demand for vegetables and fruits is extremely high. However, import countries have set up several technical barriers about food safety, forcing exporters to comply with.
Shrimp processing at Seafood Joint Stock Company No.1 (Photo: SGGP)

Seafood export likely to move from far to near markets

According to information from a businessman attending global seafood conference in Bali, Indonesia, seafood import market will move toward Asian region  comprising Japan, South Korea and China in the near future.