(VOV) - Although Vietnamese seafood is widely consumed in the US, many Vietnamese fruits are still unknown in the country because they lack opportunities to penetrate this market.
American experts from USAID made this remark at a seminar on exporting Vietnamese farm produce to the US, which was held in Ho Chi Minh City on November 29 to introduce the USAID Surveillance Biosecurity kit.
The experts said that Vietnamese fruit could have a good chance to enter the US market because of its originality, but Vietnamese exporters need to boost their marketing, establish contacts through channels on the internet, participate in trade fairs, and work with retailers to deliver their products directly to local consumers.
In addition, Vietnamese exporters must also pay attention to US technical regulations, especially those concerning pesticide and fertilizer residues.
Vietnam already exports several kinds of fruit to the US, including thanh long (dragon fruits), rambutans, coconuts, and ‘qua dau lan’. Exporters are now in the process of approaching the US market with longans and lychees.