Fresh lychee for export by air will undergo quarantine procedures for free, a move meant to boost its export, especially to newly-opened markets.

At the request of the Department of Plant Protection under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, relevant agencies must arrange sufficient manpower and equipment to accelerate the process.

Vietnam has shipped nearly 20 tonnes of lychee to Australia and four tonnes to the US, not to mention other markets like Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, UK and Germany, said deputy head of the department Hoang Trung,

Lychee prices are stable and likely to rise, he added.-VNA