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US approves fresh mango imports from Vietnam

Saturday, December 02, 2017, 14:13 GMT+7
US approves fresh mango imports from Vietnam
Picture of the famous Vietnamese Hoa Loc mangoes

Fresh mango fruit imports from Vietnam have been allowed to enter the continental United States later this month, head of the Vietnam Trade Office in the U.S. has said.

The import license takes effect on December 29, Vietnamese Minister Counselor Dao Tran Nhan said on Friday, citing an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

In order to gain access to the world’s biggest economy, Vietnamese mangoes will be subject to orchard requirements, irradiation treatment, and port of entry inspection, Nhan said.

Moreover, the fruit must be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by Vietnam’s Plant Protection Department.

Mango has become the sixth Vietnamese fruit allowed to enter the U.S. market, following dragon fruit, rambutan, lychee, longan, and star apple.

The approval is one of many positive outcomes stemming from the official visit of U.S. President Donald Trump to Vietnam during the 2017 APEC Leaders’ Week in Da Nang City last month.

During the gala dinner for state officials of APEC’s economies, Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang treated other fellow leaders with the famous Hoa Loc mangoes.

Hoa Loc mango is considered one of the finest of its kinds in Vietnam, deriving its name from the erstwhile Hoa Loc Commune, now called Hoa Hung, in Cai Be District in the southern Tien Giang Province.

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