Sydney (VNA) – Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay clearance Vietnamese goods exported to Australia, especially at the quarantine stage, has become serious, mainly in the two states of New South Wales and Victoria.
One of the main reasons is that Australia is currently facing labor shortages in many areas as trade expands and the spread of COVID-19 is still complicated.
According to Vietnam Trade Office at Australiaat the beginning of April, in its market bulletin, the Office announced the situation and made recommendations on several measures to minimize the impact of the delay as proposed by Australia.
For fresh agricultural products, the office suggested that importers send them by air, while persuading importers in western and southern Australia, which are not overburdened like the two aforementioned states, to relaunch the imports.
Particularly for fresh fruit shipments to Australia, she actively worked with importers on the import schedule and maintained contact with the quarantine agency.
In addition, the Trade Office also informed companies about the regulations and information on labels and packaging, and advised them to fill in customer information completely and accurately so that the initial evaluation does not take much time. time.
Statistics show that in the first 6 months of 2022, bilateral trade between Vietnam and Australia reached over $8 billion. If this momentum continues, the target of 15 billion USD set by their leaders will be reached this year.
Notably, during the period, Vietnam’s exports saw an impressive growth of more than 33% compared to the same period last year./.