Vietnam issues nearly 4,600 planting area codes for export

Vietnam has issued 4,597 planting area codes for export activities in 54 provinces and cities, according the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
A lychee growing region in Hai Duong Province. (Photo: Minh Anh)
A lychee growing region in Hai Duong Province. (Photo: Minh Anh)

The country has also granted 1,419 codes for packaging facilities that are qualified for exporting fresh fruits to China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Since the start of the year, the MARD has received and handled 777 notices on food safety regulations from member countries of the World Trade Organisation and handled 58 European warnings.

In order to manage planting area codes effectively, the ministry asked localities to step up the inspection and checking the use of such codes, while strictly penalising violations.

The MARD also asked the Plant Protection Department to negotiate with technical agencies of importing countries on opening the market and increasing the number of planting areas codes and packaging facilities qualified for export.

NDO