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Thailand Implements New Durian Export Standards

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand is set to introduce new product standards for durian exports to enhance quality and global market competitiveness. Under Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s directive, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will draft regulations targeting the sale of unripe or substandard durians, specifying dry weight requirements for various types: 32% for Monthong, 30% for Chanee, and 28% for Kra Dum.

China Opens Faster Route for Importing Thai Durians

Last year, Thailand shipped 900,000 tonnes of durian, with 300,000 tonnes consumed domestically and the bulk of the remainder exported to China, where demand for the fruit is on a rapid rise. Predictions indicate that demand in China could reach 1 million tonnes this year and potentially increase fifteen-fold in the future.

Full story: National News Bureau of Thailand

Krajangwit Johjit
National News Bureau of Thailand

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