Cambodian govt steps in to assist longan farmers affected by export restrictions

The Cambodian government will buy the longan fruit from its farmers after they were badly affected by the exports restrictions by China.

Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the purchase after an indefinite Chinese ban on Thai longan that was imposed on Aug 13 due to contamination by mealybugs.

Cambodia exports most of its longan to China through Thailand and the ban has left farmers unable to send them to Thailand.

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