Australia has given the green light for fresh mango from Viet Nam to be imported into the country after years of negotiations, making it the second Vietnamese fruit, after litchi, to be imported into the country.
The first batch of mango has arrived in Australia on 19 September.
Viet Nam applied for a license to export mango to Australia in 2009, with approval given after meeting requirements on origin, packaging, pest control, and disease.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Australia and the Viet Nam Trade Office organised programmes to introduce the fruit at the Finefood from September 12 -15 to promote trade and boost consumption of the fruit.
On the occasion, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on supporting consumption of Vietnamese agricultural products, including fresh fruits was signed between the Viet Nam Trade Office and the Viet Nam Business Association in Australia.
(source: Ministry of Industry and Trade of VN)