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VietNamNet Bridge - Damage to a large brackish-shrimp farming area in the Mekong Delta, caused by prolonged drought and saline intrusion, could cause a shortage of shrimp materials for export.
VietNamNet Bridge - Though having received orders big enough to ensure jobs until mid-2016, Vietnamese export companies still are not satisfied.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the US are now taxed less than one percent, but shrimp exporters are not optimistic about exports.
VietNamNet Bridge - The fisheries industry has fallen into deadlock: shrimp and fish farmers have left ponds idle because of high production costs and low selling prices, while seafood exports are on the decrease.
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese seafood exporters have spent a lot of money on programs to control antibiotic residue in exports, but they still face problems in the world market.
VietNamNet Bridge - From 2015, Vietnamese businesses must declare and certify the origin of their export products themselves instead of obtaining C/O (certificate of origin) from management agencies.
VietNamNet Bridge – Though Vietnam’s catfish is believed to be the best in the world, it has been experiencing difficulties in major export markets like the US and Europe.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has insisted on no more than 10 percent of ice and 83 percent of moisture in seafood exports, but businesses have vowed they will fight the regulation.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors has decided to launch a case against the US Department of Commerce via the US International Trade Commission over its imposition of duties on Vietnam s warm-water shrimp.
VietNamNet Bridge – Catfish exporters, who strongly oppose a newly released decree on catfish export management, say they hope the watchdog agency will rethink its policy. The decree is to take effect on June 20.