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Vietnam, US jointly study vaccine against African swine fever

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has suggested the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) transfer virus samples to Vietnam to study and produce vaccine against African swine fever (ASF) in the country.

Vietnam eligible to export catfish, fish products to US

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recognised Vietnam as a country eligible to export Siluriformes fish (catfish, including tra fish) and fish products to the US.

USDA may face lawsuit for inspection ruling

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam may sue the US Department of Agricultural Food Safety Inspection Service over its new regulations, which will make it extremely difficult for tra fish farmers to qualify their exports for the US market.

USDA inspection rules to irk Vietnam’s catfish exporters

 VietNamNet Bridge – When the US Congress passed the Agricultural Act of 2014 earlier this year, it included a new inspection programme that was designed to protect the US catfish industry from competition from Vietnamese imports.

Vietnam’s catfish exports to the US still “safe” this year

It is obvious that the 2014 US Farm Bill will tremendously hurt Vietnamese catfish exports. However, the negative impacts would be made no sooner than early 2015.