Cambodia Sends First Shipment of Bananas to China

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Cambodia Sends First Shipment of Bananas to China

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu May 09, 2019 5:37 pm

Cambodia directly exports 1st cargo of bananas to China
Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-09 18:06:39|Editor: ZX

PHNOM PENH, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Thursday exported its first batch of bananas directly to China as part of increased cooperation between the two countries within the framework of Belt and Road Initiative.

Cambodian Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon and Li An, economic and commercial councilor of the Chinese embassy in Cambodia, attended a ceremony here marking the first shipment of the kingdom's bananas to China.

"It is another milestone in agricultural cooperation between Cambodia and China, particularly under the Belt and Road Initiative," Sakhon said, expressing his profound gratitude to China for opening its market broader for Cambodian agricultural produce.

"It will not only help boost bilateral trade volume, but also importantly contribute to improving the livelihood of rural Cambodians through job creations," he said.

The minister said the Southeast Asian country is expected to export about 130,000 tons of yellow bananas to China in 2019.

Ngin Chhay, director-general of Cambodia's General Directorate of Agriculture, said the export came after the two countries signed in August last year a protocol of phytosanitary requirements that paved the way for the export of yellow bananas from the kingdom to China.

He added that last month, the General Administration of Customs of China approved the first five Cambodian banana plantations, along with their five packing factories, to export the bananas to China.

"Today, we export, for the first time, five containers of more than 100 tons of the bananas to Shanghai directly from the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port," he said.
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Re: Cambodia Sends First Shipment of Bananas to China

Post by Arget » Thu May 09, 2019 8:14 pm

What price are they paying? How does this compare to local sale prices?
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Re: Cambodia Sends First Shipment of Bananas to China

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:28 am

I kid you not. China has graced the first shipment of Cambodian bananas with a special welcoming ceremony.

Reception Ceremony for the First Shipment of Cambodian Bananas Held in Shanghai
June 03, 2019
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On May 28, a reception ceremony for the first shipment of Cambodian bananas exported to China was successfully held at the Shanghai Longwu Imported Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market, organized by the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the PRC, the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Beijing, the Shanghai Municipal Agricultural and Rural Affairs Commission, and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Hainan Province. This is the first time that Cambodia has exported produce to China, marking the successful and mutually beneficial cooperation of the two countries under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

In an effort to promote agricultural, economic, and trade cooperation under the BRI, in July 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of PRC established the first batch of ten overseas agricultural cooperation demonstration areas. One of these is the Cambodia–China Tropical Ecological Agriculture Cooperation Demonstration Area, located in Kratie in northeast Cambodia. Focusing on the banana industry, this demonstration area has established industrial standards in line with local realities accepted by the Cambodian Agriculture Department and successfully received banana export qualifications to China.

The first batch of bananas exported to China left Phnom Penh in Cambodia on May 9 and arrived at the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Phase-5 Terminal on May 22. This batch of bananas comprised five containers and weighed 100 tons with a total value of 63,800 USD (approximately 440,000 CNY). The five containers held high-quality bananas produced by the Cambodian companies Green Island, Longmate, Long Sreng Hua Jian, Grand Land, and Sovann Reachsey.
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Re: Cambodia Sends First Shipment of Bananas to China

Post by frank lee bent » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:55 am

That is truly good news for a change.
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