Export volumes have skyrocketed since the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the General Administration of Customs of China signed a protocol on phytosanitary requirements for Vietnamese durian exported to China.

In October alone, durian export turnover to China reached nearly 50 million USD, an increase of 40-fold against October 2021. So far this year, durian exports to Vietnam’s northern neighbour stand at more than 20,000 tonnes and are forecast to hit 30,000 tonnes by the end of December.

The signing of the protocol came after four years of negotiations, permitting official exports of Vietnamese durian to China and creating a significant opportunity for Vietnamese farmers to raise the value of the fruit./.