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Wenzhou camellia oil hits South Korean market for first time

ALMS|Updated: February 9, 2024


A view of the camellia oil-tea trees in Yongjia county, Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. [Photo/]

Wenzhou Customs recently reported that a shipment of Yongjia Yunling camellia oil, produced by Nanxi Jiulongwu Camellia Oil Company, reached South Korea, marking the debut export of Wenzhou's camellia oil.

Camellia oil, extracted from the seeds of China's unique oil-tea tree, is among the country's oldest edible vegetable oils, predominantly sourced from high-altitude regions like those in Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces. Nanxi Jiulongwu Camellia Oil Company's base in Yunling Jiulong Mountain, Yongjia, lies at elevations ranging from 800 to 1,000 meters.

Upon receiving an inquiry call last December from the company regarding an order from South Korea, Liu Jidong, deputy chief of Wenzhou Customs' business section in Yueqqing, and his team sprang into action. Despite the company's lack of prior export experience, Liu provided comprehensive guidance on export procedures, destination country regulations, and quality management systems, enabling Nanxi Jiulongwu Camellia Oil Company to swiftly complete the necessary filings and preparations for export.

Jin Saiyong, deputy general manager of the company, expressed gratitude for Wenzhou Customs' invaluable assistance, emphasizing the speedy realization of this significant export milestone.

Yongjia county is renowned for its special agricultural products, including waxberries, camellia oil, Wuniu early tea, Nanxi fish, and Donggao red persimmons, all of which enjoy wide consumer acclaim.

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