Dairy products of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) are exported to many fastidious markets around the world. (Photo: SGGP)

Opportunities opened for food processing industry

According to Vietnamese trade counselors, in 2021, Vietnamese goods, in general, have a great opportunity to export to Europe, Northern Europe, the US, the Eurasian Economic Union, Japan, South Korea, and China.
Farmers in Hau Giang Province grow rice by rice planting machine. (Photo: SGGP)

Opportunities for Vietnamese rice to strengthen position in global market

At the end of the year, the weather in the South has started getting cold. This is also the time when the water in the fields downstream began to recede. Many farmers along the National Highway 61C, which connects Hau Giang and Can Tho provinces, are rushing to plow the soil to sow the winter-spring rice crop.
Khanh Hoa Province develops marine aquaculture. (Photo: SGGP)

Many efforts made to remove yellow card on IUU fishing

According to the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries, with 82 percent of fishing vessels equipped with vessel monitoring systems, traceability and the application of culturing area codes have significantly improved. However, if there is still one fishing vessel that has not registered or illegally exploits, the European Commission (EC) will continue to keep a yellow card or even give a red card to Vietnam. 
Workers process pangasius fish for export at a company in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Provinces in the Mekong Delta speed up export of seafood

Despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, enterprises in the Mekong Delta recently have promoted the processing of high-value seafood products to increase their exports to many markets around the world. Seafood exports are showing signs of recovery and opportunities for enterprises to accelerate to finish their plans in the last months of the year.


Many enterprises export fragrant rice to the EU after the EVFTA became effective. (Photo: SGGP)

Rice exports to EU market remain modest

According to the Department of Crop Production, the EU's total demand for imported rice is 2.3 million tons  per year, with a value of 1.4 billion euros in 2019. In comparison with other countries in the ASEAN, Vietnam's rice exports to the EU are only one-sixth of Thailand’s, one-tenth of Myanmar’s, and a quarter of Cambodia’s.
Agricultural exports to EU increase

Agricultural exports to EU increase

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), after implementing the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement for two months, the export of agricultural products to the EU has seen positive changes with the total agricultural export value from August 1 to the end of September estimated at US$711 million. 
Manufacturing products for domestic consumption and export at Agimexpharm. (Photo: SGGP)

Export markets expected to boom

Up to 45.6 percent out of 6,500 enterprises participated in a survey said that the trend of production and business in the fourth quarter would be better. The export market will see booming purchasing power, which has been held back for a long time.
Pig farming recovers quickly. (Photo: SGGP)

Pork supply sufficient for demand at year’s end

Despite being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to calculations, the export turnover of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector of Vietnam will reach the previously-set target of US$40 billion this year, heard at the regular press conference of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on October 6 in Hanoi.
The first batch of fragrant rice in An Giang Province is ready for export to the EU. (Photo: SGGP)

First batch of fragrant rice in An Giang Province to be exported to EU

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on September 22 coordinated with the People's Committee of An Giang Province to hold the announcement ceremony of the export of the first batch of fragrant rice to Europe under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) with the participation of leaders of the MARD, other relevant ministries, and the representatives of the European Union in Vietnam.