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Vietnam’s farm exports to China under close scrutiny

By Minh Anh

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HCMC – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the relevant departments and agencies in Bac Ninh, Danang and HCMC to strengthen supervision over farm exports to China.

The Bureau of Import and Export Food Safety under the General Administration of Customs of China are conducting online inspections of five frozen fruit and fruit juice processing enterprises with shipments violating food safety regulations.

Fruit juice is not included in the list of 18 groups of items registered for export to China. Therefore, Vietnamese businesses have proactively registered directly on the China Import Food Enterprise Registration system.

Several of the 12 companies under investigation were found to have provided inaccurate information when registering with the Chinese side. They are trading companies, not manufacturing ones, and their shipments were warned for violating food safety regulations.

Therefore, the ministry required the companies exporting agricultural products outside the list of 18 products to China to submit registration dossiers to local management agencies and the Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Control Department.

At the same time, relevant units need to promptly update the legal regulations on ensuring food safety and strictly supervise businesses in complying with regulations on food safety assurance in both Vietnam and China.

They are required to promptly detect and strictly handle any violations of food safety regulations in accordance with current regulations.

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