Vietnamese Dragon Fruit Day held in Australia
10:27 | 02/10/2017
VGP – The Vietnamese Dragon Fruit Day took place on September 30 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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The event was jointly held by the Vietnamese Trade Office, the Vietnamese Embassy, and the Vietnamese Enterprise Association in Australia. It was organized one week after the first batch of Vietnamese dragon fruits (three tons) was shipped to Australia. 

The fruit was sold at 30 AUD (23.89 USD) per kilo due to its high quality and eye-catching appearance.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam hoped that Australia market entry would help Vietnamese dragon fruit enter a group of fruits earning export value of US$ 1 billion. 

The Ambassador was convinced that Australia is a prospective market for the Vietnamese fruit due to its contrast in fruit harvest time with Viet Nam. Hence, Vietnamese fruits will not have to compete with domestic peers. 

Viet Nam will promote negotiations to ship other fruits to Australia like longan, passion fruit and rambutan, he said.

Director of the Da Lat Export-Import Company in Australia Hoang Huy Khanh said that farmers and domestic businesses must obey strict requirements in food safety and quarantine set by Australia and the fruit must be harvested from Global GAP farming areas and undergo proper pasteurized process./.

By Kim Loan 

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