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.
Senegalese mule smuggles 1.6 kg of cocaine in stomach

Senegalese mule smuggles 1.6 kg of cocaine in stomach

A Senegalese drug smuggler swallowing 77 capsules of cocaine to bring them into Vietnam was arrested at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, announced the Customs Department at Tan Son Nhat Airport yesterday.

Several Thai enterprises want to expand market share in Vietnam

Several Thai enterprises want to expand market share in Vietnam

More than 200 Thai enterprises have come to Vietnam to study solutions to expand market share here at the Top Thai Brands 2019 exhibition held by the Department of International Trade Promotion in association with the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Ho Chi Minh City.