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Fruit exports from Vietnam could reach $2 billion

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Fruit export turnover is expected to reach US$2 billion by the end of this year when businesses increase their exports, the Viet Nam Fruit and Vegetable Association said.

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For export markets with strict guidelines, businesses are improving quality, including the use of irradiation technology or sulphur dioxide fumigation. They are also trying to overcome technical barriers of import markets.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said many choosy markets, such as the US and Australia, had allowed Vietnamese fruit exports, and Japan and Korea were expected to permit exports of some fruit.

Korea imports dragonfruit, and will begin to import mango and star apple from Viet Nam by the end of the year.

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries issued an import license for mango from Viet Nam's Dong Nai Province after a Japanese business delegation visited Dong Nai to survey orchards in Xuan Loc District.

Japan is the second largest import market of Vietnamese fruit, with a market share of 8 per cent, after China.

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