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Vietnamese avocados find way into Australian market

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Three tons of frozen avocados from the Central Highlands of Vietnam were shipped to Australia today, January 11, paving the way for this Vietnamese fruit to go to more foreign markets.

The shipment was exported and delivered by the Vietnam Uu Dam Company, reported the Vietnam News Agency.

According to a representative of the company, the entire shipment has been ordered by agents and is expected to sell for around AUD7 per kilogram, equivalent to VND120,000 per kilogram.

The Vietnam Trade Office in Australia has made efforts to market and study ways to introduce the fruit to the Australian market since 2020.

Australia has yet to grant a license to import fresh avocados from Vietnam. Besides, the largest nation in Oceania is known as a powerhouse in avocado production, with the total yield during the 2019-2020 period exceeding 87,500 tons and total revenue of over AUD450 million, said a representative of the Vietnam Trade Office.

However, the agency added that the potential to export Vietnamese avocados to Australia is enormous, as the fruit can be competitive in terms of price and quality. The Trade Office had coordinated with local enterprises to ship frozen avocados to Australia and initially saw optimistic results.

In the upcoming period, the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia will coordinate with the Vietnam Airlines Corporation to launch a program to promote brand development and export frozen avocados from Vietnam to Australia.

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