Durian exported to China must obtain GAP certification, increasing producer costs


The deputy secretary-general of the Agricultural Economic Office of the Ministry of Agriculture of Thailand revealed that the inspection of imported fruits in China is particularly stringent now, not only for durian producers to register, but also for good agricultural practices (GAP) certification in packaging plants. In the first quarter of 2019, there were 4121 registered durian producers with GAP certification in eastern Thailand. The area of durian fields planted was about 55953 Lai, an increase of 77% compared with the same period last year.