In addition, the system of logictics and cold storage has not met the needs of localities, especially the Mekong Delta region, causing difficulties in storing agricultural products. The regulation of the flow of agricultural products at border gates, especially in border provinces such as Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Lao Cai, etc., is still erratic, complicated, and the connection from production to consumption is not tight and prone to failure. break during blockade.
According to Mr. Toan, the most notable agricultural product is the amount of lychee in 3 provinces of Bac Giang, Hai Duong and Hung Yen with an estimated 250,000 tons; Early lychee harvest time from early May to June 10, main season from June 10 to July 20. The output of lychee consumed through export accounts for about 50% and mainly focuses on exporting fresh fruit to the Chinese market. In the context of the current prolonged COVID-19 epidemic, in order to ensure normal consumption of agricultural products, the above problems must be solved.
At the conference, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam suggested that localities closely follow the direction of seasonal production, closely monitor the epidemic situation, food safety and hygiene situation. The functional agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development need to arrange staff in animal and plant quarantine activities, to assist in handling dossiers and requests of enterprises; at the same time advise on solving difficulties; advise on expanding the market for agricultural products.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development also asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade to coordinate in setting up an interdisciplinary working group to solve problems arising when problems arise, especially at border gates. Localities need to continue to develop specific plans to avoid local stagnation of agricultural products.
Regarding the situation of trade and customs clearance of agricultural products at border gates, leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that up to now, it is still happening normally. Therefore, localities need a smooth and continuous connection between production and consumption, creating a stable and proactive chain of production and consumption.
Phan Van Chinh, Director of the Import-Export Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade), said that in the current context, it is necessary to build more transshipment zones in the border gate area, to not only increase storage capacity but also serve as a place to store goods. classify agricultural products, let partners see the goods or carry out quarantine procedures. In addition, localities need to develop different consumption scenarios for agricultural products in line with disease developments; at the same time, propose to the Prime Minister a plan to bring Chinese traders (after strict inspection and isolation) to participate in trading during the harvest season.
According to Duong Hung