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Rice traders cleared to ship rice to exclusive markets
Thursday,  Jun 22,2017,23:06 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has just lifted its ban on shipping rice to the so-called exclusive markets by traders other than its affiliates Vinafood 1 and 2, saying deals under government-to-government rice agreements have now been completed.
Apparel and textile suppliers save US$15 million
Thursday,  Jun 22,2017,23:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s 28 apparel and textile suppliers doing the outsourcing for VF and Target Corporation have saved US$15 million after 18 months of resource efficiency improvement and cost reduction under the Vietnam Improvement Program (VIP).
Apparel industry faces tough times despite high export growth
Wednesday,  Jun 21,2017,22:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s textile and garment industry is facing tough times to connect itself with global supply chains, although the industry’s export revenue growth is expected to stay high, according to the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex). 
Assoc targets cashew exports of US$3.3 billion
Tuesday,  Jun 20,2017,23:09 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) has set an export target of US$3.3 billion this year for the cashew industry, a 10% year-on-year increase.
FAO says rice trade competition will remain tough in 2017
Tuesday,  Jun 20,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has predicted major rice exporters including Vietnam will still face tough competition this year despite a slight increase in global demand.
Export to U.S. forecast to face difficulties
Tuesday,  Jun 20,2017,23:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam has been asked to explain the high trade surplus with the U.S. recently, which is forecast to make life more difficult for exporters in the nation, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai.
VFA wants exclusive rights for affiliates to export rice to some markets
Monday,  Jun 19,2017,21:45 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has told rice traders to not export rice to some markets under government-to-government deals, leaving the privilege to its affiliates Vietnam Northern Food Corporation (Vinafood 1) and Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (Vinafood 2).
Hi-tech exports soar 80% in H1
Friday,  Jun 16,2017,23:35 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Companies at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) in HCMC have reported total exports of US$4.6 billion in the first half of the year, up nearly 80% year-on-year, according to a socio-economic performance report of the city.
Domestic businesses cause steep trade deficit in Jan-May
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,22:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Foreign-invested enterprises continued generating a trade surplus in January-May but their domestic peers caused a trade deficit of a whopping US$9.31 billion, resulting in the country’s trade deficit amounting to US$2.5 billion.
Coffee, pepper exports to India plunge
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,22:24 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s coffee and pepper exports to India dipped in the first five months of the year although the two sides had lifted their bans on imports of agricultural products from each other, said the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Indonesia emerges as Vietnam’s largest auto exporter
Thursday,  Jun 15,2017,00:25 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Indonesia overtook Thailand as Vietnam’s biggest exporter of cars under nine seats in May, said the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Ministry mulls new taxes for auto industry protection
Wednesday,  Jun 14,2017,22:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Industry and Trade is mapping out a new strategy for the auto industry, with highlights including an exemption of special consumption tax for local content of autos, and raising tax rates on pickups to levels now applicable to sedans.
Agro-forestry-aquatic exports hit US$13.7 billion in Jan-May
Tuesday,  Jun 13,2017,23:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products in the first five months of the year rose 9.5% to US$13.7 billion, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development report.
Strong steel export may invite sanctions abroad
Tuesday,  Jun 13,2017,23:43 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s steel export has grown a strong 35% in the first five months of this year but such robust growth may induce protectionist actions by overseas markets, said the Vietnam Steel Association.
Shipping companies worried about price listing policy
Friday,  Jun 9,2017,09:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Many seaport and shipping companies are worried about regulations on publicizing their freights and surcharges of ocean container shipping, and seaport charges, valid from July 1.
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