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Many sugar mills have had to shut down because they cannot compete with imports.

VN sugar industry calls for fair competition

The sugar industry is facing many challenges and unfair competition from imported and smuggled goods, experts told a conference held in Hanoi on December 1.

First protocol amending ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement approved

The Government has issued a resolution approving the first protocol that amends the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).


New shock for Vietnamese farmers from 2019-2020 sugarcane crop

The weaknesses of the domestic sugar industry and the negative impact from the world sugar market may cause the industry to suffer a new "shock" when ATIGA (ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement) comes into force.

Local sugar firms concerned by reduced import tariffs under ATIGA

Domestic sugar companies are worried about losses in the local market as the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) will lower the tax rates for sugar imports from ASEAN markets to only 0%-5% on January 1 next year.


Rising treat for sugar producers after ATIGA

Vietnam’s sugar industry is expected to face a great deal of difficulties as the country will drop tariffs on imported sugar from ASEAN under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) in 2020.

Sugar industry experiencing tough days

Comprehensive measures are needed to save the sugar industry.

Vietnam’s sugar industry in the worst slump of the last 15 years

VietNamNet Bridge - With profits down and inventory up, sugar companies are in their most difficult period of the last 15 years.

Sugar companies want to extend protection period

The Vietnam Sugar & Sugarcane Association (VSSA) has asked the government to delay the removal of the sugar import quota to 2022 instead of 2018 as committed in ATIGA. 

MOF asked to take measures to protect Vietnam’s rice & sugar

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Finance (MOF) will make put into force commitments in the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) signed by 10 ASEAN countries to protect two ‘particularly sensitive’ products – sugar and rice.

Cheap foreign goods to flood VN market

VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of items of goods from Southeast Asian countries are no longer subject to import duties from January 1, 2015, as part of Vietnam’s commitment under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) from 2015 to 2018.

Vietnam cuts tariffs as committed to multilateral trade pacts

 Vietnam on January 1 slashed tariffs on thousands of items imported from Southeast Asian countries in accordance with commitments to the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) in 2015-2018.

Officials downplay concerns foreign goods will flood market

VietNamNet Bridge – The ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) is a free trade and investment agreement that has provided investors with a unique set of guarantees designed to stimulate foreign direct investment