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Pepper prices become unstable due to faulty information

Pepper prices unexpectedly fluctuated on confusing information, placing difficulties for export.

Illegal timber imports from Cambodia threaten woodwork industry

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s woodwork industry benefits from ‘clean’ supply sources, not from illegally imported timber from Cambodia, experts have warned. 

Vietnam’s publishing industry faces new challenges with Amazon entry

In the digital and artificial intelligence era, orthodox publishing groups no longer play the key role in the world’s publishing industry. The role has been transferred to Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple. 

Vietnam’s pepper industry bears ‘price shock’

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s pepper industry is sustaining a blow in the face of a surplus in the world market.

Plastics manufacturers struggle to survive amid M&A boom

VietNamNet Bridge - While more and more foreign giants are coming to Vietnam, domestic plastics companies are still fumbling for a way to control supply sources.

Thai, Japanese, South Korean investors buy Vietnamese plastics companies

Many strong brands in the plastics industry have fallen into the hands of investors from Thailand, Japan and South Korea, which has raised concern about the future of the industry.

Plastics recycling needs policy overhaul

VietNamNet Bridge - The recycling industry has developed well, but is still meeting barriers to further growth. 

Which way out for Vietnam’s pepper?

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts have repeatedly warned about the falling pepper export price, which has led to a drop in export turnover, despite a rise in export volume.

Pepper producers warned of difficult period ahead

VietNamNet Bridge - The pepper output and inventory level around the world is on the rise, while emerging export countries are trying to expand growing areas and increase exports at competitive prices, putting pressure on Vietnamese farmers. 

Chinese businesses trying to overtake pepper market: VN Pepper Association

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Pepper Association (VPA) has warned that Chinese businesses have made moves to corner the domestic pepper market.

It’s time for biodegradable plastic bags in Vietnam

The environmental protection tax on plastic bags are expected to increase from VND30,000-50,000 to VND40,000-200,000 per kilo. The new tax rates would help change consumption habits and offer opportunities to biodegradable bag manufacturers.

Vietnam’s plastics industry becomes the ‘aiming point’ of foreign investors

VietNamNet Bridge - Plastics manufacturers complain that the current laws make it easier for foreign conglomerates to swallow domestic companies.

Vietnam looks towards 2016 Rio Paralympics

Deputy Director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, Pham Van Tuan, who is also President of the Vietnam Paralympic Association, attended the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Chef de Mission seminar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil