Vietnam mangoes step closer to US

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Luisa Cheshire

BY LUISA CHESHIRE

Vietnam mangoes step closer to US

Vietnamese mangoes are poised to enter the US market, following a public comment period

Vietnam mangoes step closer to US

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The US government has published import rules for Vietnamese mangoes for public comment before granting market access to the fruit, reports e.vnexpress.net.

This move is likely to lead to mangoes becoming the sixth fruit Vietnamese fruit exported to the US market after dragonfruit, rambutan, lychee, longan and star apple, the publication said.

If given the green light, Vietnam could export some 3,000 tonnes of fresh mangoes to the US each year, equivalent to one per cent of US import volume and its total domestic output, according to the report.

Vietnamese mangoes will be subject to regulations including orchard requirements, irradiation treatment and port of entry inspection.

The fruit would also be required to be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department.

On 17 July, the US published a decision allowing Vietnam to export star apples to the US from the fourth quarter of this year.

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