Vietnam, Thailand agree to foster enhanced strategic partnership

Vietnam, Thailand agree to foster enhanced strategic partnership

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held phone talks with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha on May 12, during which they agreed to coordinate closely in further developing the enhanced strategic partnership between the two countries.
Why imported sugar cheaper than domestically-produced one?

Why imported sugar cheaper than domestically-produced one?

From 2020, Vietnam implements the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) to reduce import tariffs on sugar. Domestic sugar refineries were happy that when the official import of sugar increases, they can compete and restrict smuggled sugar. However, the joy did not last long, imported sugar is cheaper than domestically-produced one, making many sugar refineries continue to suffer losses, and farmers stop growing sugarcane.
At the press conference (Photo: VNA)

Smart City Asia 2020 slated for September 3-5

The 2020 edition of the international forum and exhibition Smart City Asia will take place in HCM City from September 3 to 5, heard a press conference held by the Vietnam Digital Communications Association (VDCA) in Hanoi on July 14.
The ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement creates huge pressure on the domestic sugar industry. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam’s sugar industry expected to face more difficulties this year

According to the Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association (VSSA), the country produced 1.47 million tons of sugar in the 2017-2018 crop and in the 2018-2019 crop, the production dropped to 1.17 million tons with the area of sugarcanes reducing by 30-60 percent compared to the previous years and 17 out of 30 sugar refineries suffering losses.
Fruit market vibrant prior to lunar New Year

Fruit market vibrant prior to lunar New Year

According to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the fruit market has been fairly vibrant with the supply of fruits tending to increase to meet the demand during the festive season.
A Vietnamese goods stall at the Vietnamese goods week in Thailand. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese goods week opens in Thailand

The ‘Vietnamese goods week in Thailand’ held by the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City in association with Thailand’s BJC opened at Big C Supercenter Rajdamri in Bangkok, Thailand on November 7.