Japanese Consumers Receive New Supply of Lychee

With tenacious efforts made to meet the stringent requirements set by Japanese importers, fresh Vietnamese lychee is now available in the “Land of the Rising Sun” after five years of negotiations.


The treatment process for fresh lychee exported to Japan involves various steps, including pre-processing, sterilization, and packaging. All these steps must meet the specific requirements of importers.

The sterilization equipment system used has been thoroughly evaluated by experts from Japan.

This year’s lychee crop has seen the establishment of three disinfection facilities by the Plant Protection Department for the treatment of fresh lychee being exported to Japan.

The growing area, which spans over 100 hectares and is expected to yield around 600 tons, has been prepared by lychee growers according to strict Japanese standards, in addition to implementing technical systems.

After collaborating closely with Vietnamese technical experts, Japanese experts have certified that the system meets all necessary requirements.

Exporters have expressed confidence that, under this system, the fruit remains fresh upon reaching Japanese consumers, regardless of the mode of transportation, whether by sea or air.

The first batch of one ton of lychee is scheduled to be exported to Japan by air on June 19. Another four tons will be shipped by sea in two weekly batches. A total of 200 tons are expected to be exported to Japan this year.