Australian oranges, tangerines and grapes will be allowed to re-enter Vietnam on August 1 (Photo:

Three fruits will be removed from the list of 38 Australian fruits subject to export suspension to Vietnam in the next several days, according to an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Permission for Australian oranges, tangerines and grapes to enter Vietnam is expected to be given on August 1, Deputy Head of the Plant Protection Department Hoang Trung said on July 22.

Australia has conducted sufficient technical procedures and his department is making the final steps for providing the approval, he noted, adding that the production, processing and preservation of these fruits meet Vietnam’s plant quarantine standards.

The two sides are completing legal frameworks, especially those regarding import conditions, to enable other products to enter each others’ market, Trung said.

The agriculture ministry has halted the import of 38 fruits hailing from Australia since January 1 this year as the country was experiencing a fruit fly outbreak.-VNA