Litchis on the tree [Photo/Maoming News Network]
Maoming is the No. 1 city in fruit production in China. However, its fruits are not only widely sold throughout China, but also in many foreign countries. At the beginning of June, 38.9 tons of fresh litchis were packed and loaded after inspection in Maoming Customs. These litchis were exported to Los Angeles, United States through Shenzhen Dapeng Customs.
They were the first batch of litchis exported from Maoming this year. The annual “A Bite of Maoming” has already been officially inaugurated. The fresh, sweet Feizixiao litchis are the first to excite the appetite of foreigners.
As the largest production base of litchi in the world, Maoming has the biggest litchi exportation from May to July every year. Because of the cold and damp weather at the beginning of the year, Maoming’s litchi production decreased a little, thus causing an increase in price and in exportation preference.
To guarantee the efficient exportation of fresh fruit, Maoming Customs is actively engaged in the safeguard for special agricultural products, including litchi and the upcoming mango, longan, etc.
(By Xiangyue, Monica)