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Vietnam rice exporters should focus on Asian markets
Wednesday,  Oct 18,2017,19:54 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Vietnam should put a special focus on traditional rice importers in Asia to ensure the country’s rice trade stability in the long run, said Huynh Minh Hue, secretary general of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA), at a conference in HCMC on October 17 on the rice export strategy for 2017-2020 period.
VietnamWood 2017 attracts over 320 firms
Wednesday,  Oct 18,2017,19:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The 12th International Woodworking Machinery Exhibition (VietnamWood) slated for October 18-21 in HCMC’s District 7 will see more than 320 corporate exhibitors from 25 countries and territories worldwide.
Phone exports surge in Jan-Sept
Wednesday,  Oct 18,2017,18:42 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Export revenue from mobile phones and phone components reached nearly US$32 billion in the January-September period, a year-on-year increase of US$6 billion, according to latest data of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
City compromises pork traceability standard upon traders’ protest
Tuesday,  Oct 17,2017,19:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The management boards of Hoc Mon and Binh Dien wholesale markets on October 16 succumbed to protests by vendors and thus allowed them to sell pork without traceability tags at the markets although the HCMC government had earlier instructed that traceability is a must for all pork on sale there.
Rice exports surpass 2016 volume
Tuesday,  Oct 17,2017,19:55 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Vietnam’s rice exports in the year to early this month had risen by a staggering 41% year-on-year to more than 5.2 million tons, beating last year’s volume of around 4.8 million tons, according to the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).
Japanese petrol distributor to find network expansion difficult
Tuesday,  Oct 17,2017,18:29 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Idemitsu Q8 Petroleum Co Ltd (IQ8), which has launched the first wholly foreign-owned gas station in Vietnam, may find it hard to expand its retail network across the country.
Trade surplus with U.S. hits US$24 billion in Jan-Sept
Tuesday,  Oct 17,2017,18:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam had posted a trade surplus of around US$24.1 billion with the U.S. in the year to end-September, making up 78% of its exports to the world’s largest  economy, according to latest data by the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Japan’s Hosui pear shipped to Vietnam
Monday,  Oct 16,2017,18:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Hosui pear from Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture has been introduced to consumers in HCMC for the first time after Vietnam lifted a ban on fruit import from Japan in January.
Wooden products export projected at US$8.5 billion in 2020
Monday,  Oct 16,2017,18:19 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set a target of earning US$8.5 billion from wood and wooden product exports by 2020, up US$700-900 million over the target set for this year.
Metalex Vietnam 2017 kicks off in HCMC
Friday,  Oct 13,2017,18:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Metalex Vietnam 2017, an international exhibition of machining tools and metalworking solutions, was opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in District 7, HCMC on October 12.
France’s farm exports to Vietnam expected to maintain strong growth
Friday,  Oct 13,2017,18:48 (GMT+7)
HCMC – French officials and business leaders have expressed optimism that France’s exports of agricultural products to Vietnam will continue strong growth given the increasing Vietnamese demand for imported products of high quality.
FDI firms contribute 72% to Vietnam’s export revenue
Thursday,  Oct 12,2017,23:03 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Foreign direct investment (FDI) firms contributed 72% to Vietnam’s export revenue in the first nine months of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Jan-Sept fuel imports from South Korea outstrip 2016 figure
Thursday,  Oct 12,2017,23:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s fuel imports from South Korea had amounted to 2.14 million tons in the year to September, well above the total in all of 2016, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
Vegetable, fruit imports surge in Jan-Sept
Thursday,  Oct 12,2017,21:46 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Vietnam spent VND26.45 trillion (US$1.15 billion) importing fruits and vegetables in the first nine months of 2017, up 80.5% year-on-year and double the nation’s revenue from exports of these products, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Jan-Sept auto sales dip 8% y-o-y
Wednesday,  Oct 11,2017,21:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Auto sales in Vietnam fell 8% year-on-year to 198,250 units in the first nine months of 2017 as an upcoming reduction of import tariffs for motor vehicles dampened consumption.
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