China to inspect Vietnam coconut process


After the inspection, China will conduct a risk assessment and propose appropriate import requirements to develop a protocol on importing fresh coconuts from Vietnam. — Viet Nam News

HANOI: Agencies from China will visit Vietnam next month to inspect planting regions and packing facilities of fresh coconuts registered for export to China, according to the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (MARD).

MARD’s Plant Protection Department has sent a document to the departments of agriculture and rural development in provinces and cities, saying that the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) will conduct a field inspection for these planting regions and packing facilities of fresh coconuts in Vietnam to complete the assessment of pest risk as a basis for the signing of the protocol on importing fresh coconuts from Vietnam to China.

GACC will inspect coconut pest control and prevention systems at planting sites and packing facilities, as well as the process of harvesting, transporting and packaging coconuts.

After the inspection, China will conduct a risk assessment and propose appropriate import requirements to develop a protocol on importing fresh coconuts from Vietnam.

The Plant Protection Department has proposed the sub-department of cultivation and plant protection in the localities to support the planting regions and packing facilities of fresh coconuts during the inspection.

At the same time, they will prepare documents relating to the management and prevention of harmful coconut pests as required by GACC.

The localities review the planting regions and packaging facilities of fresh coconuts that register to export to China.

Their authorities also guide the planting regions and packaging facilities to complete the relevant documents and prepare all conditions for this inspection.

In addition, the Plant Protection Department also said that it had received a draft of a report on import requirements for Vietnamese fresh passion fruit that has been sent by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to the Vietnamese side for comments.

Accordingly, fresh passion fruit harvested from planting regions in Vietnam is allowed to be exported to Australia if it meets the biosecurity requirements of this market.

The report has identified 11 pests that pose a biosecurity risk, including fruit flies, aphids, spider mites and thrips.

To reduce these risks, the draft proposes a number of risk management measures, including the establishment of pest-free production regions. — Viet Nam News/ANN

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