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Procedures for exporting macadamia nuts in Vietnam.

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Exporting macadamia nuts in Vietnam involves several procedures to ensure smooth and compliant international trade. Let's explore information about this type of nuts through an article by Agroviet right away.


Macca nut export market in the world.


The global market for exporting macadamia nuts in Vietnam. has witnessed significant growth in recent years. Macadamia nuts are highly sought after for their unique flavor, nutritional value, and versatile uses in various culinary applications. Up to now, the worldwide production of macadamia has only met 25% of the demand while the growth rate of the market is increasing.


Evaluation of the quality of Vietnamese macadamia nuts
Evaluation of the quality of Vietnamese macadamia nuts


Evaluation of the quality of Vietnamese macadamia nuts.


Vietnamese macadamia nut producers prioritize quality control throughout the entire production and processing chain. From harvesting to post-harvest handling, strict quality control measures are implemented to ensure that only premium-quality nuts are selected. The nuts are carefully processed, sorted, and packaged to maintain their freshness and preserve their natural flavors.




Standard for exporting macadamia nuts in Vietnam.


Macadamia nuts are not on the list of goods banned from import and export. Therefore, enterprises can export normally.

Macadamia nuts are specified in HS Code: 08026100, which is an item with no export tax, and no VAT on exports.


Important things in the following procedures:


Business Registration:

To engage in export activities, businesses in Vietnam must be registered and possess the necessary licenses and permits. This includes obtaining a business registration certificate, tax identification number, and any specific export-related permits required by the relevant authorities.


Quality Control and Sorting:

Before export, macadamia nuts undergo quality control measures to ensure they meet international standards. The nuts are inspected, sorted, and graded based on criteria such as size, color, and quality. This step ensures that only premium-quality nuts are prepared for export.


Packaging and Labeling:

Proper packaging and labeling are essential for the safe transportation and identification of macadamia nuts. The nuts are carefully packed in suitable containers, such as bags or cartons, with appropriate labeling. The labels provide essential information such as product specifications, origin, lot number, net weight, and handling instructions.


Standard for exporting macadamia nuts in Vietnam
Standard for exporting macadamia nuts in Vietnam

Criteria for Export Quality Macadamia Nuts.

When it comes to exporting macadamia nuts, several criteria are crucial to ensure the quality and meet the standards expected by international markets


Criteria for Export Quality Macadamia Nuts_
Criteria for Export Quality Macadamia Nuts_

Nut Size and Appearance:

Export quality macadamia nuts should have a consistent size, typically ranging from 17mm to 27mm in diameter.


Even texture ratio

The nuts should be plump, well-filled, and free from physical defects such as cracks, blemishes, or discoloration. A uniform appearance is essential to attract buyers and maintain the overall quality perception.

The nuts should be firm, yet not overly hard, providing a satisfying bite. The texture should be uniform and free from any soft or mushy areas.


Moisture Content:

Export quality macadamia nuts typically have a moisture content of around 1.5% to 2.5%. Moisture levels should be carefully monitored during processing and packaging to ensure the nuts remain dry and fresh.


Nut Color:

The nuts should have a consistent color throughout and should not exhibit excessive darkening or uneven pigmentation.


Flavor and Aroma:

The flavor should be well-balanced, without any bitter or off-flavors. Additionally, the nuts should have a pleasant aroma that enhances the overall sensory experience.


evaluating the effectiveness of macadamia development in the 2021-2030 period
On the basis of summarizing and evaluating the effectiveness of macadamia development in the 2021-2030 period, specific orientations will be made on the size and area of macadamia plantations by 2050, striving to reach about 250,000 ha. Regarding processing facilities, by 2030 all economic sectors are encouraged to invest in the construction of macadamia preliminaries and processing facilities associated with material growing areas in the Northwest and Central Highlands; upgrade 65 existing pre-processing and processing facilities, build about 300-400 new pre-processing and processing establishments, each with a capacity of 100-200 tons of nuts/year; create conditions for enterprises to invest in building about 8 factories for deep processing of high-value macadamia products, each with a capacity of 10,000 - 15,000 tons of fresh nuts/year in favorable conditions.








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