Thai media reported on June 20 that Thailand’s durian exports to China are expected to exceed 500,000 tons, breaking the record in China and setting a world record. Alongkorn, Counselor to the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, revealed the good news that China has opened the Dongxing port to welcome a bumper fruit harvest in northern and southern Thailand, and has joined hands with Alibaba's retail companies and Rainbow Group to enter the market in as many as 33 cities in China and Japan.
Dr. Chalermchai, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand and Chairman of the Fruit Development Management Committee (Fruit Board), said that the export of Thai durians to the Chinese market follows the 2022 Fruit Execution Plan. As of June 16, the cumulative number of eastern Thailand durian exports to China reached 485,866 tons and is expected to exceed 500,000 tons this week. In addition to breaking the record of 420,000 tons of durians exported to China in the same period last year, it will also break the world record of exporting more than 500,000 tons of fresh fruit of the same variety within 6 months. The durians exported are also grown from plantations that comply with Good Agricultural Practice(GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practice(GMP) standards.
Alongkorn, Counselor to the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperation of Thailand, said that China has opened the Dongxing port, which will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on June 17, forming a good situation in which China has opened all import checkpoints for Thai fruits, covering trucks, ships, planes and trains for the northern and southern Thailand fruit season. Thai parties must always pay attention to the opening of Chinese ports and strictly implement epidemic prevention measures.