Update news farm produce
VietNamNet Bridge - Reports show that Vietnam’s farm produce exports have been increasing steadily year after year, but many farmers cannot sell all of their produce.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has several times asked the leaders of the Government, National Assembly and local authorities to help sell Vietnamese farm produce in the world market.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese businesses face high risks when exporting farm produce to China across border gates via unofficial means.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese businesses have found alternative ways to bring their products to the Thai market.
Vietnam misses many opportunities to export farm produce because of food safety requirements set by import countries.
VietNamNet Bridge - The high agricultural production growth rate in Q1 2018 has prompted government to set a target of exporting $40 billion worth of farm produce this year.
VietnamNet Bridge - Many foreign conglomerates have jumped into the Vietnamese farm produce market after Vietnam signed a series of FTAs.
VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese traders buy farm produce from Vietnamese businesses, but don’t pay tax. As a result, VASEP has sent a dispatch to the Ministry of Finance, proposing to tax Chinese traders.
VietNamNet Bridge – Many Vietnamese producers have expressed concern over the rapid expansion of foreign retailers on the domestic market as their products may be replaced by foreign items at supermarkets with foreign involvement.
VietNamNet Bridge - The rapid increase in exports to one market may force Vietnam to face anti-dumping lawsuits, while large exports to China will bring risks as this is an unsafe market.
Binh Thuan provincial authorities have fined 23 Chinese businessmen for illegal collection of dragonfruits in the locality. Ca Mau provincial authorities have stopped the illegal crab collection by Chinese traders.
VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts have warned that even if goods transit centers are built in border areas, Vietnam’s farm produce will still be at a disadvantage if Chinese businesses make problems for Vietnamese merchants.