Rice production in southern provinces drops by 23,000 tons

Rice production in southern provinces drops by 23,000 tons

Report by the Department of Crop Production said that southern provinces grew more than 1.64 million hectares of rice in the summer-autumn rice crop of this year, a decrease of 46,000 hectares compared to the same period last year, with productivity estimated at 5.6 tons per hectare, up 1.39 tons per hectare.
Vietnam, Taiwan (China) promote cooperation in textile industry

Vietnam, Taiwan (China) promote cooperation in textile industry

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Ho Chi Minh City Branch on July 2 collaborated with the Chinese National Federation of Industries to organize the Vietnam – Taiwan Industrial Collaboration Forum to connect leading enterprises in the fields of textile, light industry, automation, smart city and other applications.
Fishermen in Nui Thanh District are unable to sell dried purple-back squids to China as the buyer has changed import method. (Photo: SGGP)

Dried squids unsalable as Chinese traders change buying method

According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Quang Nam Province, fishermen in Nui Thanh District are unable to sell dried purple-back squids to China as the buyer has changed import method from cross-border trade to official import which requires origin traceability.
Rice exports drop in first months of this year

Rice exports drop in first months of this year

Export of rice of Vietnam has been facing several disadvantages as countries which previously imported rice from Vietnam now have produced rice themselves and even participated in exporting rice.
Honeydew melons for export are grown in Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of agricultural products shows signs of slowdown

In the first five months of this year, agro-forestry-aquatic exports of Vietnam have showed sign of slowdown with key products including rice, black pepper, cashew nuts, cassava, fruits and seafood seeing a slump in export turnover whereas agro-forestry-aquatic exports hit a record of above US$40 billion last year.
Firms ask for preferential tax treatment for export to Canada

Firms ask for preferential tax treatment for export to Canada

According to the latest news from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, up to now, it has received more than 400 dossiers from enterprises asking for preferential tax treatment when exporting to Canada after the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) took effect.
Traders buy fresh regular paddy at VND4,300 per kilogram which is fairly low. (Photo: SGGP)

Mekong Delta farmers suffer rice crop failure, low price

Farmers in provinces in the Mekong Delta have grown rice on an area of 1.6 million hectares in the summer-autumn rice crop this year. At the present, farmers in Dong Thap, Hau Giang provinces and Can Tho City start to harvest rice but they do not earn much due to poor productivity and low price.
Trade deficit from China rises 45.9 percent

Trade deficit from China rises 45.9 percent

Vietnam saw a trade deficit of US$1.3 billion in May this year, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam's report on the trade balance of goods.
Several products exported to Japan see slumps in turnover

Several products exported to Japan see slumps in turnover

According to the Asia-Africa Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in the first quarter of this year, although export turnover of Vietnam to Japan’s market rose 6.7 percent compared to the same period last year, some key export products have seen sharp declines.
Firms need to be cautious about exporting to China

Firms need to be cautious about exporting to China

According to the Agency of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Commercial Counselor of Vietnam in China recently has had tip-offs and warnings about possible risks Vietnamese enterprises might encounter when exporting to Chinese market.