First Vietnamese passion fruit shipment to Europe

Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh and delegates cut the ribbon to start a convoy of passion fruit shipments to Europe under the EVFTA Agreement.

On the afternoon of September 16, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in collaboration with Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee, Dong Giao Foodstuff Export Joint Stock Company (Mang Yang District, Gia Lai Province) held a ceremony to announce the export of first passion fruit shipment to Europe under the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the European Union (EVFTA).

This is the first shipment of passion fruit exported from Vietnam to EU market after EVFTA takes effect on August 1, 2020. This first batch of export, Dong Giao Export Food Joint Stock Company shipped 100 tons of passion fruit to the Netherlands.

At the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh highly appreciated the efforts of Dong Giao Export Food Joint Stock Company – one of the leading enterprises in the country in the field of production, processing and export. agricultural products, especially fruits. With passion fruit products, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development expects the Company to continue to develop sustainably and effectively, expand production and processing scale, gradually expand and dominate international markets, affirming quality and a solid position for Vietnam’s agriculture in the international arena.

In order for the fruit and vegetable industry in general to dominate the international market, especially the EU market, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh emphasized that localities, especially Gia Lai province, continue to create favorable conditions for fruit and vegetable processing enterprises. invest in expanding deep processing factories, join links, build raw material areas, and contract product consumption for people; guide, propagate, advocate and adopt policies to encourage people to properly produce, ensure food safety, and certified products according to EU requirements; strengthen inspection and supervision of compliance with regulations on production, harvesting, preliminary processing, preservation and processing, and compliance with the laws on seeds, agricultural materials and intellectual property to Vegetable and fruit products are developed sustainably and effectively in their locality.

Over the past five years, Vietnam’s passion fruit export volume and turnover has increased by more than 300%, bringing Vietnam into the top 10 largest passion fruit exporting countries in the world, after Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. Currently, Vietnamese passion fruit has been exported to markets with strict quality, quarantine and food safety requirements such as France, Germany, Netherlands, Korea, Taiwan (China), and Switzerland. Si. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is negotiating to open the market for fresh fruit passion fruit to other major markets such as Australia, China, Japan, and Thailand.

Currently, Dong Giao company’s products are present in more than 60 countries, conquering demanding markets such as the US, Japan, China and especially Europe. Products from passion fruit are being produced mainly at Doveco Gia Lai factory such as: concentrated passion fruit juice, NFC passion fruit juice and frozen passion fruit intestine, currently the key products, accounting for more than 50% of the total. export value of the Company. In addition, the Company is actively growing fresh fruits according to European export standards such as fresh banana, passion fruit and especially MD2 pineapple.

After the ceremony, delegates visited the passion fruit seed production area, the passion fruit processing and packaging plant for export at Doveco Fruit and Vegetable Processing Center of Dong Giao Export Food Joint Stock Company.

Cre: Phan Hoa – Nhan Dan Online

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