Foreign Farm Products Dumped into Viet Nam: MARD Deputy Minister

Among many foreign farm products sold in Viet Nam’s market, many are dumped into Viet Nam, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Diep Kinh Tan affirmed when answering questions from the Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper reporter.

Customers choose Chinese pomegranate and peach due to these fruits are bigger than these of Viet Nam

For instance, an egg produced in China is sold at the price of over 0.6 yuan(about VND1, 200) in the local market but only for VND200 in Viet Nam. In addition, Thailand‘s sugar costs about VND15, 000 per kilo in this country and it is worth VND6, 000/ kg in our country.

Moreover, the deputy minister confirmed that Vietnamese agricultural products can compete equally with those from China and Thailand.

However, Vietnamese farm products can not win the market due to two main reasons.

Firstly, Vietnam's farm products are not considered staples and less advantageous in competing with Chinese produce. Secondly, though rarely happening, Chinese farm products have a great supply when it comes to the main crops, so they could be sold under the cost price to deal with the output.

Mr. Tan hoped that once Viet Nam has accession to WTO and is able to apply international rules, there will be sound competitions in the agricultural sector.

Furthermore, when Vietnam's law on anti-dumping takes effect, it can supervise and control the current conditions.

Regarding the question that Chinese farmers use chemicals to preserve poor quality products, the deputy minister said that it might be because vegetation quarantine stations along the border gates of the two countries could not carry out full check of chemical remaining on the products.

By VN - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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