Govt lifts ban on wheat exports, prohibits onion exports

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The government on Thursday decided to lift four year-old ban on wheat exports but prohibited onion exports to control its rising prices . The decision to open wheat exports was taken by the empowered Group of Ministers (eGoM) on food, headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the wake of record production and storage problem.…


Rice exports face challenges from foreigners in Cambodia

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Vietnamese rice exporters will face tough competition from foreign countries looking to exploit advantages that Cambodia presents as a beneficiary of the the EBA (Everything But Arms) initiative, says an Econet report. Under the EBA, Cambodia, as a least-developed-country, enjoys zero tariffs and no quotas for exporting its farm produce, especially rice, to the EU.…


Tax exemption requested for rubber exports

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HA NOI – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has asked the Ministry of Finance (MoF) not to impose an export tax on rubber coded HS 4001 to encourage exports this year. Bui Ba Bỏáng, MARD’s deputy minister said that under the nation’s rubber development plan to 2015 with a vision to 2020…


Dried litchis exports falling in prices, Chinese control the market

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The dried litchis market has been opened for the last two weeks, but the prices have halved from the beginning of the litchi crop. Vietnamese exporters complain that Chinese traders have been forcing the prices down. Vietnamese exporters playing “game of chance” For the last ten years, the dried litchis market began in June and…


Rice exports climb to record heights

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HCM CITY — Viet Nam’s rice exports in the first seven months rose to a record high of nearly 4.62 million tonnes and fetched US$2.18 billion, the Viet Nam Food Association reported. It represented an increase of 16.72 per cent in volume and 26.07 per cent in value, Huynh Minh Hue, VFA’s general secretary told…


Red meat exports higher than last year

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Red meat exports reached 193,000t in the first six months of this year; 21% higher than the same period in 2010. Beef sales led the way, with a 39% increase, said a report from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board. "The majority of beef shipments were cow beef into the Netherlands and Ireland, up 55%…


Vietnam’s fruits and vegetable exports may reach $500m in 2011

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The country’s fruits and vegetable exports in 2011 may touch some $500 million, according to Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). In the first half of 2011, Vietnam’s export turnover for fruits and vegetables fetched $297.8 million, rising 29.8 percent from the same period last year thanks to strong demand from different markets. The statistics…


Vegetable exports likely to reach USD 500 million this year

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The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) forecast the figure while the demand of world’s markets continues to rise. Vietnam’s major vegetable products for export include blue dragonfruit, pineapple, mango, avocado, papaw, jackfruit and canned and processed vegetables. Taiwan (China), the US, the EU, Japan, Russia, Canada and China still represent the main import markets…


Kazakh wheat exports to fly as season progresses

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Kazakhstan looks like, Ukraine, to become an increasing force in wheat exports as 2011-11 progresses, despite transport costs which have hit $160 a tonne just to get grain to some ports. The former Soviet Union country’s grain exports look set to rebound further than had been expected, to 8.3m tonnes, including 8.0m tonnes of wheat,…


US corn exports may have fallen to eight-year low

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Cargo data suggest that US corn exports fell to an eight-year low this season, further than agriculture officials have factored in and suggesting more of the grain left over for domestic users. However, for soybeans, inventories may prove tighter than the the US Department of Agriculture is currently banking on. US corn exports, as measured…


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