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Hunan First Group of Directly-Imported Fruits Arrives in Changsha

Updated: 2019-06-07

The YG9020 flight from Thailand, carrying 600 kilograms of local durian and pineapple, landed at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport at 9:30 am on June 3, 2019. It was the first group of directly imported fruit in Hunan province. It was said that Australian mango, lemon, grapefruit, grape, and cherry; Thai guava, jackfruit, durian, and mangosteen; Malaysian longan and coconut; Indonesian banana; and, Vietnamese mango will be imported to Hunan directly later. Hunan consumers have a wider choice of fresh imported fruits with lower prices.

The person in charge of the Customs Office of Changsha Huanghua Airport introduced that, the Customs has promoted the “advance declaration and appointment overtime” mode to ensure the rapid and safe customs clearance of imported fruits. After the customs officers passed the on-site fruits inspection and quarantine, they will be discharged and transferred to Changsha supermarkets and fruit stores for sale.

The share of imported fruits in Hunan fruit market has kept rising in recent years. However, because Hunan did not have a designated supervision site for imported fruits which are usually transferred from Shanghai, Guangzhou and other ports. More transit channels make the price higher, and longer transportation time can easily affect the quality and taste of the fruit. Under the active promotion of Changsha Customs, the designated site for imported fruits at Changsha Huanghua International Airport was officially approved on May 7.

It was learnt that relevant Hunan fruit companies and traders have been actively contacting overseas fruit suppliers and related companies such as aviation and logistics, to expand trade map of air-freighted imported fruits. The Changsha Customs is now actively guiding and promoting the related construction work of the designated imported fruit supervision site at the Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport, and assists Zhangjiajie in passing the acceptance and approval as soon as possible.

Source: enghunan.gov.cn