A ceremony was held in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province on April 18 to announce the export of the first batch of Vietnamese mangoes to the US.
The fruit export company Chanh Thu told the ceremony that the first 8 tonnes of mango to the US market have met VietGAP standards.
They were processed and packaged and granted codes for management and traceability by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service under the US Department of Agriculture.
Vietnam has exported mangoes to 40 countries over the world. Its main importers are China, European countries, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
To export fresh mangoes to the US, Vietnamese farmers, localities, and businesses have to meet strict requirements. The planting, processing, and packaging facilities must be granted codes for management and traceability by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.-VNA