Chinese locality halts dragon fruit imports from Vietnam
  • |, TP | December 29, 2021 09:03 PM
Pingxiang City in China has temporarily suspended the import of dragon fruit from Vietnam through Huu Nghi Border Gate in the northern province of Lang Son Province.

According to Nguyen Dinh Dai, director of Lang Son’s Department of Industry and Trade, the announcement was made after the Chinese side found Covid-19 traces in a batch of dragon fruit imported from Vietnam.

The suspension will last from December 29, 2021 to January 26 in 2022.

The Lang Son Department of Industry and Trade reported that dragon fruits account for some 30 percent of the goods nearly 3,000 container trucks transporting farm produce which are now stranded at Lang Son’s border gates.

In September, China also temporarily ceased the import of dragon fruit from Vietnam via a border gate in Quang Ninh Province after detecting Covid-19 on packaging.

At present, thousands of Vietnam’s container trucks carrying farm produce have remained stuck at border gates due to China’s tighter inspections on imports as a Covid-19 prevention measure.

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