Currently, horticulturists, farms and cooperatives in Ben Tre Province are taking urgent steps to export green pomelos to the United States by September next week.
Currently, specialized agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ben Tre Province serve as the focal point to connect farmers, cooperative groups and cooperatives with Chanh Thu Fruit Import Export Group Joint Stock Company (Cho Lach District, Ben Tre Province) to implement and supervise the issuance of planting area codes, creating the most favorable conditions for enterprises to export green pomelos to the United States and other markets in the world.
Chanh Thu Fruit Import-Export Group Joint Stock Company is also building pomelo material area to meet export standards to United States with 5 cooperatives producing green pomelos meeting Viet GAP standards in provincial market.
In which, Ben Tre green skin pomelo cooperative has more than 11 acres, Giao Long green skin pomelo cooperative (Chau Thanh district) has 60 acres, Quoi Son cooperative (Chau Thanh district) has 39 acres. Cooperatives that have a unit of production code (PUC) to enter the EU on behalf of Chanh Thu Fruit Export Group Joint Stock Company are waiting for the Plant Protection Department to issue a PUC and export to the US.
Green-skinned pomelo is one of the special fruits of Ben Tre province covering almost 9.5000 hectares, producing more than 90.000 tons/year. This is the 7th fruit of our country to enter the US market.
This local green-skinned pomelo grower is exported to the US market and is very enthusiastic. Trinh Ngoc Trung, a gardener who produces 1 hectare of green-skinned pomelos according to Viet Gap standards in Quoi Son Municipality, Chau Thanh District, Ben Tre Province, told: “Producing pomelos according to Viet GAP standards. standards follows the correct process and can be sold to the United States, which I believe is very beneficial to farmers.The US market is the most difficult in the world, pomelo will be priced.Farmers must strictly follow the process and regulation to keep high prices to get.”