New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam

New Zealand ready to receive Vietnamese mangoes

The New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has completed all necessary preparations to allow mangoes from Viet Nam to be exported to New Zealand in future.

New Zealand has already approved shipments of some Vietnamese cut flowers and seeds, and also imports significant amounts of Vietnamese coffee and nuts. But this is the first time that fresh fruit from Viet Nam has been approved for export to New Zealand. Approval resulted after intensive and positive cooperation between New Zealand MAF and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to confirm the necessary conditions for export.

For kiwis who have lived in or travelled to Viet Nam, the thought of delicious Vietnamese mangoes soon arriving in their home country will be warmly welcomed.

Under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) Economic Cooperation Work Programme, New Zealand has committed to facilitating the importation of more types of fresh fruit from ASEAN countries in future. Agriculture officials from both countries will continue to work closely together to achieve this goal for more Vietnamese fresh produce varieties.

Viet Nam’s total exports to New Zealand reached NZ$253 million in the year to June 2011, up from NZ$164 million in 2010-11 (a 54% increase).

For more information, please contact the Plant Protection Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam; or the New Zealand Embassy on 3824-1481 or .

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