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Thailand, the world’s seventh largest fruit exporter, has free trade agreements for exporting its fresh fruits to 18 countries. In the first two months of 2021, shipments to these countries rocketed by 107% y-o-y, reports Thailand’s National News Bureau. Director-General of the Department of Trade Negotiations, Oramon Sapthaweetham, said the total trade was worth US$461m, accounting for 94.9% of the country’s total fruit exports.
The products that have registered strongest growth are durian, mangosteen, longan and mango. The main destination markets are China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia and Chile.