The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the People’s Committee in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a talk with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) enterprises to help them solve difficulties and boost exports, on November 5.
Mr. Do Minh Hien from the Switzerland invested Company Fruit Republic in Can Tho said that some regulations of Vietnam are different from the world’s causing difficulties for them.
For instance Mr. Hien said some substances are prohibited in fruits and vegetables in the Europe but permitted in Vietnam and vice versa.
The company has purchased products from local farmers for exports but they have been returned. It has also imported some fruit preservatives from Europe. However, these substances are not allowed in Vietnam, he added.
Besides, some other enterprises expressed concern over weak traffic and seaport infrastructure systems in the Delta, which has made transportation costly.