Tags : Durian


Serious action being taken against fraudulent durian exporters

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives has ordered serious action against unscrupulous importers selling off fruit from Vietnam as Thai durian, while Chinese media have voiced confidence that Thai authorities will remedy the situation. The Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Chalermchai Sri-on has issued an order to take serious criminal and civil […]Read More


Agriculture Minister Blocks Vietnamese Durian Fraud

BANGKOK, June 22 (TNA) – 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. Alongkorn Polabut, adviser to the agriculture minister, said Mr Chalermchai ordered the Department of Agriculture to ask the Royal […]Read More


Laos Opens More Land to Chinese Investment, Raising Local Concerns

A Chinese company has signed an agreement with Lao authorities to study the prospects for development of 5,000 hectares of land in southern Laos’ Attapeu province, raising concerns among residents that investors will take more land over time, destroying local livelihoods, Lao sources say. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on April 7 allows China’s […]Read More


Thai Durian industry is facing serious regional competition

The Thai Durian industry is seeing serious competition in the Chinese market from neighboring countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to the Thai Durian Institute. A 2020 trade report, by the World Trade Organization Study Centre at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce,shows Thailand was the largest Durian exporter in […]Read More


China urges Thailand to adopt WHO guidelines to ensure durians

BANGKOK (NNT) – China is encouraging Thailand to adopt World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) guidelines, to establish confidence in exported durians and maintain a market worth 50 billion baht. Mr Pichet Wiriyaphaha, Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, has consulted relevant agencies and representatives of China to establish confidence in […]Read More


Thai durian fruits trigger evacuation of post office in German

Thai durians caused pandemonium at a post office in a German town in Bavaria, sending six postal workers to hospital and causing the complete evacuation of the facility, according to a CNN report. The incident took place last Saturday at a post office in Schweinfurt, after staff noticed a pungent smell emanating from a package. […]Read More


Thailand Becomes World’s Biggest Durian Exporter

NONTHABURI, Aug 23 (TNA) — Thailand became the biggest exporter of durian in worldwide markets, leaving competitors like Hong Kong and Malaysia way behind. Oramon Sapthaweetham, director-general of the Trade Negotiations Department, said that in the first half of this year Thailand exported fresh durian worth US$817 million, up by 45% from the same period […]Read More


China Sets up Freeze-Dried Durian Joint Venture in Thai Deep

Chinese investors and their Thai partners have inaugurated a durian processing factory in the insurgency-stricken Deep South, in a joint venture where hundreds of residents could reap jobs from the tasty fruit known for its spiny husk and stinky aroma, agriculture officials said. Manguwang Food Co., Ltd., would employ up to 1,200 workers at its […]Read More