Vietnamese dragon fruit get Chile, Korea access

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Tom Bicknell

BY TOM BICKNELL

Vietnamese dragon fruit get Chile, Korea access

Chile and South Korea have granted access to Vietnamese dragon fruit, adding momentum to the growing industry

Vietnamese dragon fruit get Chile, Korea access

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The new market access will add momentum to the already rapidly-growing Vietnamese dragon fruit sector. The country’s dragon fruit exports have quadrupled to the US so far this year, and tripled to Japan.

The protocols for Korea and Chile require Vietnamese dragon fruit growers to register with the relevant quarantine authorities, reported VOV News.

Companies in the southern provice of Binh Thuan are already undergoing the licensing process, said president of the Binh Thuan Dragon Fruit Association Bui Dang Hung.

The province has 12,300ha of dragon fruit orchards, 2,100ha of which are certified under the VietGAP standard, the VOV News report said.

The majority of Vietnam’s dragon fruit exports are sold across the border to China, but exports to other Asian nations, the US and Europe are increasing.

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