Hai Duong to host teleconference to promote Thanh Ha lychee consumption

14/5/2021| 9:40

The Ministry of Industry and Trade are set to join with the Hai Duong People's Committee to co-host a teleconference on May 18 aimed at promoting the consumption of Thanh Ha lychees and various other typical agricultural products from the province.

The purpose of the teleconference is to connect with potential buyers across hundreds of locations in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong (China), the United States, Japan, France, Singapore, and China.

It is anticipated that event will attract the participation of numerous representatives from relevant ministries, businesses, Vietnamese trade offices based abroad, foreign importers, major e-commerce platforms, international representative agencies, along with various foreign embassies.

During the course of the occasion, relevant stakeholders will be given the opportunity to discuss the sustainable development of consumption markets and value chains for Thanh Ha lychees and other typical farm produce from Hai Duong province.

Furthermore, representatives of management agencies and scientists will share practical information relating to market requirements and import demand for lychees originating from Hai Duong province.

Moreover, representatives of large e-commerce platforms such as Alibaba, Lazada, Vincommerce’s supermarket chain, and other businesses will have a chance to share prospects ahead for co-operation when introducing the locality’s lychees and agricultural products both domestic and international markets.

Most notably, participants at the function are expected to witness a ceremony which will launch a scheme that hopes to bring Hai Duong lychees and other agricultural products to e-commerce platforms.

Experts have expressed their confidence that local firms will enjoy preferential tariffs due to the nation’s participation in several new-generation free trade agreements (FTAs), such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - EU (EVFTA).

Despite gaining entry to several significant markets, the implementation of these FTAs will see local firms face technical barriers and other requirements regarding product quality and design.

Thanh Ha district is now home to 17 lychee growing areas which have been granted planting area codes for export to other markets, such as the US, Australia, the EU, Japan, and Singapore.