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Vietnamese durian is to officially exported to China

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14 July 2022, VN: On July 11, 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) signed a Protocol on phytosanitary requirements for Vietnam’s durians exported to China. This is the result of negotiations over the past 2 years between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and GACC.

The Protocol took effect immediately after signing, and on July 12, 2022, China will officially grant official import clearance for Vietnamese durian fruit.

According to the recently signed Protocol, China requires that all durian growing areas as well as packaging facilities must be registered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and approved by the GACC. The registration information must include the name, address and code number, so that when a product that does not comply with the requirements of the Protocol can be traced correctly.

All planting areas registered for export to China must develop a quality management and traceability system, apply good agricultural practices (GAP) and ensure conditions such as sanitation and hygiene, being away from sources of pollution, immediately removing fallen and rotten fruits; An integrated pest management (IPM) program must be in place, including pest surveillance, chemical or biological control, and other farming practices.

All planting sites are required to maintain pest control and monitoring records, which will be made available to GACC upon request. A dossier of pest control by chemical means must contain specific information including drug name, active ingredient, date of use and dosage used in the cultivation process…

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