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CPTPP opens up opportunities for VN’s agricultural products – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Minister of Industry and Trade Trần Tuấn Anh speaks at the conference. VNS Photo Phương Thảo HÀ NỘI — The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is opening up many opportunities for Việt Nam’s agricultural products to reach global markets. However, agricultural products are the most vulnerable commodity when it comes to trade disputes. Therefore, it was necessary to disseminate information on commitments in the CPTPP and implement a comprehensive and timely action plan to ensure long-term benefits for people, businesses and consumers, Minister of Industry and…

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Việt Nam’s agricultural sector to face fierce competition – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A processing line of CP Joint Stock Company. The companies is one of Việt Nam’s food processing ones facing fierce competition from imported products in the Vietnamese market. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Local firms are set to face fierce competition from EU imports thanks to two upcoming agreements between the two sides. The EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Việt Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) are scheduled to be signed on June 30. The competition was highlighted by Minister of Industry and Trade Trần…

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Agricultural sector sees production and business growth in H1 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    A seafood processing line. The agricultural sector has maintained growth in the first half of this year despite facing difficulties. – Photo cafef.vn   HÀ NỘI – The agricultural sector has maintained growth in the first half of this year despite facing difficulties, especially the African swine fever epidemic which had a heavy impact on the domestic animal husbandry sector. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phùng Đức Tiến made the statement at a press conference on June 17 about the sector’s…

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Int’l agricultural fertilisers and plant protection product expo opens in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

   AgroChemEx Việt Nam 2019 is being held at Equatorial Hotel in District 5 from June 11 to 12. — Photo courtesy of organisers HCM CITY — A wide range of fertilisers, agricultural machinery, packaging equipment, pesticides and and other products are on display at the third international exhibition for the fertilizer and pesticide industry at an expo that opened in HCM City today. AgroChemEx Việt Nam 2019 includes 50 local and international exhibitors, and is expected to attract about 2,000 visitors. In addition to showcasing the latest products and services in the industry, the…

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Việt Nam’s agricultural products facing barriers to enter Chinese market – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Two officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development check the quality of cassava in the southern province of Tây Ninh. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tân HÀ NỘI — Many of Việt Nam’s agricultural products – especially rice, vegetables and cassava – have faced barriers preventing their export to China, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The ministry’s Agricultural Product Processing and Market Development Department said cassava is the latest export from Việt Nam to China to face strict controls on labelling, packaging and information as well as a tightening of import procedures at…

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In trade war talks, China may want US agricultural imports, but what it needs is food security

Food security, economics and geopolitics go hand in hand. With China and the United States purportedly closing in on a settlement of the current trade war, sections pertaining to agricultural products will surely loom large in any final deal. But Beijing should not become overdependent on US farmers. Nor should Washington get too reliant on China as a market for its agricultural exports. China needs to import a lot of food. The country needs to feed almost a quarter of humanity but has only 7… Source link

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Meet the man behind one of China’s biggest agricultural drone makers

On a road trip through Xinjiang in 2012, Peng Bin saw how ageing farmers laboured in vast cotton fields with heavy tanks of pesticides strapped to their backs, spraying the chemicals without any protection.“I could smell the acrid stench of pesticide from afar and I thought maybe my unmanned aircraft could help,” said Peng, 37, founder and chief executive of XAG, one of China’s biggest makers of agricultural drones. “At least drone spraying would limit the farmers’ exposure to the chemicals.”It… Source link

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150 northern cooperatives link agricultural production to sales at Big C – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Consumers now have given preference to the products, particularly domestic ones with clear origin, labels and packaging, meeting domestic and international standards. — Photo laodong.vn HÀ NỘI  — About 150 agricultural cooperatives in 16 northern provinces took part in a conference on connecting agricultural production to consumption at the modern retail chain Big C. The event, organised on Tuesday by several departments of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Big C, aimed to connect all parties – State management agencies, retailers and cooperatives…

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Agricultural sector posts trade surplus of $1b in two months – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The agricultural sector gained a trade surplus of US$1 billion in the first two months of this year despite a year-on-year decrease of 1.6 per cent in export value. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the sector earned $5.5 billion from the export of farm produce and forestry and aquatic products. Meanwhile, $4.5 billion worth of agro-forestry-fishery products were imported in the reviewed period, up 3 per cent from the same period last year. In the…

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Việt Nam to host agricultural consumption forum in February – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will no longer have to ‘rescue’ agricultural products as their prices drop in the coming years, Nguyễn Quốc Toản, acting head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Department of Farm Produce Processing and Development said in Hà Nội on Tuesday. Toản spoke at a press conference introducing the Vietnam Agricultural Product Consumption Promotion Forum 2019, which will be held by MARD in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and representatives of cities, provinces, associations and…

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