Ministry verifies negative information about rice export license

Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has instructed a mission establishment to verify negative information on some newspapers that businesses must spend at least US$20,000 each time applying for rice export license, announced the ministry last night.

The man examines rice quality at the warehouse of Tra Vinh Food Company, the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy minister Tran Quoc Khanh has been tasked to directly work with relevant organizations and individuals to make clear the news.

Formerly on the same day some online newspapers published a statement by director general of ADC Company Ngo Van Nam at a seminar on amending Decree 109/2010 on rice trading and export, saying each time businesses applied for rice export license, they must spend at least US$20,000.

The ministry will soon provide specific information about the case.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Hai Mien

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