US to open door for Vietnamese mangoes

(VOVworld) - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) has proposed allowing the import of fresh mangoes from Vietnam into the US.
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US to open door for Vietnamese mangoes. (Photo: VNA)
The move is expected to clear the way for the sixth Vietnamese fruit to be exported to the US from the end of this year, after dragon fruit, rambutan, lychee, longan, and star apple. According to Commercial Counsellor in the US Dao Tran Nhan, as a condition of entry, Vietnamese fresh mangoes would have to undergo strict checks, including orchard inspections, irradiation treatment, and port of entry inspection. The fruit would also have to be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Vietnam.

The USDA on July 19 announced that it has completed a pest risk analysis that finds fresh star apples from Vietnam are safe for import into the US.