(HBO) – After the red-flesh pomelo of Tan Lac district and the Dien pomelo of Yen Thuy district, the orange from Cao Phong district of Hoa Binh province is now officially put up for sale in the UK, marking the return of this specialty to the global market after over 40 years.
Seven tonnes of the Cao Phong orange has been officially imported
into the UK.
To enter the British market, the nearly 7 tonnes
of Cao Phong orange, exported via the official channel by the Hoa Binh-based
RYB joint Stock Company, met strict quality, food safety, and origin standards,
including passing the testing for nearly 900 chemical elements in plant
The fruit, imported by the Longdan group, is
sold at the Longdan supermarket chain in London and some other cities in the
UK. It is also distributed to other local wholesalers and retailers of Asian
products, initially winning positive assessment from local consumers.
In February, Longdan, the biggest importer of
Vietnamese goods in the UK, also purchased over 5 tonnes of the red-flesh
pomelo farmed in Tan Lac district and 11 tonnes of the Dien pomelo farmed in
Yen Thuy district of Hoa Binh province. This was also the first time the citrus
of the two varieties cultivated in Hoa Binh had been officially exported to the
The Cao Phong
orange has been highly valued by many consumers.
Nguyen Canh Cuong, Trade Counsellor of Vietnam’s
Trade Office in the UK, said the successful export of pomelo and orange has
shown Vietnamese producers and exporters’ breakthrough progress in meeting
quality and Global GAP production standards.
The UK has great demand for orange and pomelo,
especially orange, he said, noting that it imports about 420 tonnes of orange
worth some 263 million GBP (315 million USD) each year, mainly from Spain,
South Africa, Morocco, and Egypt.
While most of Vietnam’s fresh fruits exported to
the UK such as lychee, mango, and dragon fruit face some preservation
difficulties, orange and pomelo can be kept for a longer time thanks to their
characteristics, especially pomelo which needs a certain period between harvest
and consumption to generate the best taste.
However, Cuong added, though the Cao Phong
orange and Dien pomelo have high quality to imported rivals in the UK,
businesses should pay attention to prices to stay competitive and expand their
market share there.
The Cao Phong
orange is put up for sale besides the green-skin pomelo, red-flesh pomelo, and
Dien pomelo of Vietnam at a Longdan supermarket.
The Trade Counsellor noted as the Vietnamese
orange and pomelo are new products here, the firms also need to have
appropriate marketing strategies, especially digital marketing, to introduce
them to local consumers. This is a global trend that Vietnamese businesses
should apply as soon as possible in such a developed market as the UK that is
relatively far from Vietnam.
Luke McWatters, a consumer in London, said the
Cao Phong orange is much sweeter than other types of imports. He used to spend
a holiday in Vietnam and taste many delicious fruits that haven’t been sold in
the UK. He expressed his hope that Vietnam will export more fresh fruit to the
UK in the furture so that British consumers can enjoy its quality produce.
The Cao Phong
orange displayed and introduced to British consumers.
(HBO) -The Office of the Hoa Binh provincial People's Committee has just issued Notice No.3402/TB-VPUBND on the conclusion of the Chairman of the provincial People's Committee at the meeting of the provincial steering committee for improving the investment and business environment and provincial competitiveness index (PCI).
(HBO) – The authority of Lac Son district is striving to improve the District and Department Competitiveness Index (DDCI), aiming to improve the business and investment environment, thus attracting more businesses and investors to the locality.
(HBO) - On May 13rd, the Provincial Business Association hosted a conference on association, cooperation and development of Business Associations in the provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau with the theme "Sharing the mechanisms and policies to support the businesses in the Northwest mountainous provinces”; signing a cooperation agreement on the legal support for businesses between the Center of Vietnam International Arbitration and the Business Associations of 4 Northwest provinces.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh province’s State budget collection was estimated at 253.3 billion VND (10.79 million USD) in April, equivalent to 15% of the target assigned by the Resolution of the provincial People's Council, according to a report by the provincial People’s Committee.
(HBO) – Farmers in Dong Lai commune in Tan Lac district have successfully piloted and are expanding the model of off-season red flesh dragon fruit farming as it helps increase income and improve people’s living conditions.
(HBO) – In the 2022 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) announced by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in early April, Hoa Binh ranked 53rd out of the country's 63 provinces and cities with a total score of 62.81 points, up 9 places compared to 2021. This result reflected efforts of the whole political system in reforming administrative procedures and improving the local business investment environment.