Song Ma district in northern Son La province has exported 40 tons of longans to China according to a legal channel, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
This is the first batch of longans to have been officially shipped to China by Canh dong vang (Golden Farm) Ltd Company and Thanh Tung-Son La Ltd Company.
The longans were grown by Tien Cang Cooperative in Chieng Cang commune, Song Ma district. After several years applying advanced technologies to cultivate longans according to VietGap standards, Song Ma longans now meet the strict requirements of the export market.
Previously, Song Ma longans had mainly been shipped to China via illegal channels.
Song Ma longan brand was recognized by the National Office of Intellectual Property in August 2017 and was granted a plantation zone code by the Plant Protection Department.
This year’s Song Ma longan output is estimated at 40,000 tons. Son La province has actively implemented trade promotion measures to help local people receive higher market prices for their longans. In addition to domestic trade promotion activities, it has organized events to increase exports by promoting their longans within China.VOV