Vietnam mangoes meet all requirements to be shipped to Japan, opening an excellent opportunity for Vietnam fresh fruits to penetrate demanding markets, said Nguyen Trung Dung, minister-counsellor at the Vietnamese embassy in Japan.
Experts from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries completed the final evaluation of Vietnam’s Cat Chu mangoes before shipping to Japan at the Yasaka Fruit Processing Company in Binh Duong and Good Life Company in HCM City on October 21.
They concluded that Vietnam fresh mangoes met all quality criteria to enter Japan. Mango is the second after fresh dragon fruit that Vietnam ships to the demanding market.
Vietnam mangoes will sell well in Japan, Watanabe hoped.
Exporters said first batches of mangoes shipped to Japan came from Cao Lanh plantations in Dong Thap province. Mangoes of this variety have been exported to the Republic of Korea.
The Plant Protection Department suggests that local authorities should quickly restructure Cat Chu mango plantation areas and help growers shift to modern planting methods to meet VietGAP and GlobalGAP criteria for export.