Thailand was the world’s biggest exporter of fresh durian fruits with the record export value of US$934.9 million in May, up by 95.3% year-on-year, according to Kasikorn Research Center.
Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on has ordered decisive action against the import of Vietnamese durian fruits to fraudulently cash in on the quotas of Thai durian exports destined for China.
The first lot of Thai durian fruits pre-ordered online has been delivered to China.
Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) introduced fruit packaging innovation including odor-proof boxes for durians.
Thailand started exporting durians and mangosteens to China through the newly-opened Pingxiang railway border gate.