Tra paradox: export prices up, domestic prices down

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VietNamNet Bridge – Doubts have been raised that seafood export enterprises are joining hands to force tra fish prices down in the domestic market. The tra fish price has plummeted by 4000-6000 dong per kilo after it reached the highest peak of 28,500-29,000 dong per kilo in May. Especially, the price of oversize fish has…


Rice export: many businesses “give up the games”

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After two months, the rice exporters who cannot meet the requirements stipulated in the Decree No 109, will be weeded out. To date, only 20 businesses have been recognized as meeting the requirements to become rice exporters. Overly high requirements The first Vietnamese business, which got the certificate on meeting all the requirements for rice…


More seafood companies to export to EU

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HA NOI — The EU has officially certified 380 Vietnamese seafood firms to export their products to the European market, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). The new list of certified exporters would come into effect today, said Tran Bich Nga, deputy director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance…


Russia downplays fresh talk of grain export levies

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Russia has countered a fresh round of speculation over the introduction of import tariffs, saying there was "no point" in duties, even as Ukraine moved to ditch levies it imposed last month. Sergei Sukhov, a senior Russian farm ministry official, said that a rise in wheat prices, which has become evident on the domestic market…


Acute shortage of shrimps for export

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The seafood processing business is presently facing an acute shortage of shrimps and currently operating at only 40 percent capacity in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. Ly Van Thuan, general secretary of Seafood Processing and Export Association in the province stated yesterday that processing plants in and outside the province were scrambling to buy…


Paraguay wants 6 pct soy export tax; farmers balk

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Paraguay’s government wants to put a 6 percent tax on the country’s burgeoning soy exports, a measure that could aggravate already tense relations between left-leaning President Fernando Lugo and the farm sector. Soy cultivation has expanded rapidly in the South American country, which is the world’s fourth-biggest soybean exporter. The farm sector accounts for 36…


Russia to export over 23 million metric tonnes of grain this year

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RUSSIA will have enough grains to export more than 23 million metric tonnes this year, Grain Union president Arkady Zlochevsky said. Out of a crop of 90 million tonnes, there will be a surplus of 40 million tonnes, with 13 million tonnes put into stockpiles, Zlochevsky said. That leaves 27 million tonnes left over. Russia’s…


Vietnamese seafood firms to export to the EU

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HA NOI – The EU has officially certified 380 Vietnamese seafood firms to export their products to the European market, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP). The new list of certified exporters will come into effect by tomorrow, said Tran Bich Nga, deputy director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality…


Vietnam pockets us$2 billion from rice export so far this year

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Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth US$185.5 million in the first three weeks of July Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth US$185.5 million in the first three weeks of July, pushing the total export volume to 4.3 million tonnes and a value to US$2 billion so far this year, according to the Vietnam…


Delta rice farmers reap big benefits

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Aggregation of land and the formation of co-operatives is providing economies of scale in Mekong Delta paddies, resulting in greater efficiency and improved production. Ngoc Le reports Viet Nam is among the top three rice exporters in the world, and the country’s "rice basket", the Mekong Delta, accounts for as much as 90 per cent…


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