A farmer harvesting mangoes in Khanh Hoa province’s Cam Lam district. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Australian agencies are finalising procedures to allow the import of Vietnamese mangoes into Australia from 2016, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia.

That was good news for Vietnamese farmers as well as enterprises trading in fruit products, the office said. Now, the office has implemented market research and connected with Australian partners to prepare export activities of Vietnamese mangoes to Australia soon after receiving the licence.

In 2013, the Vietnamese Farmers Association in North Australia with 100 Vietnamese farming households, built a distribution system of Vietnamese mangoes with popular brand names in the Australian market, including Vina Mango and T.V Farms, Binh Duong Farm and Saigon Farm.

On April 4, 2016, on the sidelines of the visit to North Australia made by ASEAN ambassadors, Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Luong Thanh Nghi, and Head of Vietnam Trade Office in Australia Nguyen Thi Hoang Thuy, had a meeting with the executive committee of Vietnamese Farmers Association in North Australia, reported chinhphu.vn.

The association is committed to support the import and distribution of Vietnamese mangoes in the Australian market.

Last year, after 12 years of waiting, Vietnam received approval from Australia’s Department of Agriculture to export lychees to their market.-VNA