Thai durians are in danger of losing the champion of durian exports to China!

On 16 September was the opening ceremony of the exhibition. The 19th China-ASEAN Expo was held at Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, Nanning City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. One of the hero products in the event is whole fresh durian and processed durian from Thailand This event is organized to showcase the products of ASEAN countries. and member countries of the Regional Partnership Agreement (RCEP) Since the establishment of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area China and Thailand There have been more trade exchanges. As a result, the demand for the Chinese durian has continued to increase. Fresh durian and Thai durian products are transported through various channels. to supermarkets across China And it is equally popular among Chinese e-commerce platforms.

Before that, Thai durians were shipped to Sichuan province. including Greater Chongqing and other cities in western China As for sea shipments, they will be delivered first to port cities in the east. and then forward it through other routes within China. After the opening of the Rail and Sea integrated transport route in West China New China-Vietnam Railway and China-Laos Railway Today, Thai durians travel directly to Sichuan and Chongqing. or even Northwest China faster.

After the RCEP agreement entered into force on January 1 this year, 17 container trains full of Thai cargo ran through Vietnam to the Pingxiang checkpoint in Guangxi. China’s first railway fruit import checkpoint by China imports durian from ASEAN More than 14,000 tons have passed through the China-Vietnam Railway on September 16.

Besides the railway In terms of air transport, on May 13, many Thai durians flew to Nanning airport after only two hours of flight, which was a management achievement for the airport. and enable durians from Thai orchards to appear in the Chinese market in 24 hours

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Phumiphat Phongpruthikul, Dhurakij Pundit University and Dr. Suthep Nimsai, Mahidol University College of Management It is one of the research groups with Thai-Chinese trade results. mentioned in the article “Exporting Thai durian to China” the durian is a fruit group that has created a great economy for Thailand in the last few years. and in the main Thai product exported to China Not to mention durian, probably not. Due to the fact that durian is constantly in the news in terms of price, taste and in competition with other countries, durian is in the category of fresh, frozen, chilled and dried fruit, which is considered among the 15 best product. The largest export value to China


However, Thailand is not the only country that can grow durian. Thailand’s main competitors are Malaysia Because Malaysia has a distinctive feature of durian species that are recognized at the Premium Grade level, that is Musan King. It is native to Malaysia and has been called the “King durian” because it tastes good. Smooth texture, dark yellow color. sweet taste have a specific smell and it is popular with Chinese people Musan King is much more expensive than Golden Mon. Besides Malaysia There is also Vietnam, another country that is becoming a big competitor to Thailand.

Researchers on Thai-Chinese trade also suggest that Durian export is a matter that requires a group to make an agreement. and control Quality control so that there are no soft durians. and serves to combine products including calculating the delivery time so that the durians are not too ripe Because even now China will only allow Thailand to export fresh durian to sell to one country only. from the permission of the Bureau of Quality Control and quarantine inspection of the People’s Republic of China (General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ)) is considered a high-quality product. But durians from neighboring countries like Malaysia and Vietnam are on the rise now. It is considered a major opponent on the trade field that Thailand should not be ignored.

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