Australian Embassy, 15 June 2015. Vietnamese Lychees now selling in Australia.

Below, a media release from the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam has been reproduced. To see the original media release, click here.

Vietnamese lychees are now being exported to Australia.

HE Mr Hugh Borrowman, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, welcomed this exciting development for Vietnamese lychee growers.

“I am very pleased that the Australian market is now open for Vietnamese Lychees. The first consignments arrived in Melbourne on Friday 12 June and will soon be in Australian shopping baskets,” the Ambassador said

“It is terrific that Australian consumers will have the opportunity to try these delicious fruit during the 2015 season, I am sure that they will enjoy this high quality and flavoursome product – just like Vietnamese consumers enjoy eating Australian fruits such as table grapes, citrus and cherries” he said.

The Ambassador added that “the finalisation of the import conditions is the culmination of a great deal of work by the Vietnamese Plant Protection Department, Vietnamese industry and the Australian Department of Agriculture.”

Vietnamese lychees will assist to grow market demand for the fruit in Australia as they are produced counter seasonally to Australian lychees.

VTC10 on Vietnamese lychees going to Australia

Vietnam’s Trade Representative in Australia, Ms Nguyen Thi Hoang Thuy, speaks about the export of Vietnamese lychees to Australia (English subtitles).

The 2.22mins video clip aired recently on VTC10 (date not supplied but approx 20 July 2015).



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