The batch was imported by the Kuala Lumpur-based Billyan Global Resources from Việt Nam’s Hà Nội Trade Corporation (Hapro).
After seeing the high demand for the fruit, Billyan Global Resources has decided to increase Vietnamese lychee imports for sale in Kuala Lumpur and nearby states, such as Selangor.
In the near future, an additional 20 containers, each weighing nearly 10 tonnes, will be delivered to Malaysia.
Apart from Malaysia, Vietnamese lychees have also been imported to demanding markets such as the US, Australia, Japan and Europe.
The Vietnamese Commercial Counsellor in Malaysia Phạm Quốc Anh said the Vietnamese Trade Office had been working with authorities to bring Vietnamese lychees and various other local goods – such as fruits and vegetables, seafood and processed foods – to Malaysia.
He advised Vietnamese enterprises to improve their product design, quality and delivery standards to increase their market share in Malaysia.