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6,466 Tons of Vietnamese Lychees Enter China via Lào Cai Pass This Year

June 11, 2020

According to a news report on cnfood.com, data released by Vietnam Customs indicate that as of May 26, 6,466 tons of Vietnamese lychees valued at $3.6 million had been exported to China through the Lào Cai Pass in 2020, corresponding to a 37% increase in volume and a 39% increase in value compared with the same period of last year.

Vietnamese lychees are predominantly exported to China, with only a small portion being destined for other markets, including Russia, the U.S., Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, the Middle East and the EU.

It was also reported that as of May 26, a total of 343,190 tons of Vietnamese agricultural products valued at $240 million had entered China through the pass this year. These products included dragon fruit (178,000 tons, $118 million), bananas (18,000 tons, $2.5 million), mangos (42,161 tons, $54.2 million) and watermelons (12,000 tons, $12 million).

Among ASEAN countries, Vietnam has a close relationship with China owing to the geographical proximity of the two countries and shares borders with both Yunnan and Guangxi provinces. In addition to the Friendship Pass and the Móng Cái/Dongxing crossing, two booming land ports along the Vietnam–Guangxi border, the Lào Cai Pass, situated near the northwest Vietnamese city of Lào Cai, is the busiest point of entry along the Vietnam–Yunnan border. According to Vietnam Customs, as of May 26, the latter port had witnessed a total trade volume of approximately $478 million in 2020.

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This article was translated from Chinese. Read the original article.

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