Cashew nuts processing companies in need for help


Around 300,000 tonnes of cashew nuts was purchased and an addition of 122,000 tonnes was imported by Vietnamese cashew processing companies, said the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas). Vinacas also asked the State Bank Governor to provide them VND12 trillion in loan with preferential interest rates to buy a total amount of 360,000 tonnes of cashew…

Vinacas wants unshelled cashew checks canceled


HCMC – The Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) has repeated its request that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development halt quality checks on unshelled cashew imports into Vietnam as regulated by Circular 13 on food safety and hygiene. According to farm produce and fishery quality agency Nafiqad, no cargo of unshelled cashew imported into Vietnam…

Cashing-in on Sustainable Cashew Trade


The chairman of the Vietnam Cashew Association (VINACAS), Nguyen Thai Hoc said that in 2010 Vietnam exported 198,000 tonnes of cashew kernels (half of all cashew kernels exported worldwide last year) worth US$1.135 billion, and that 2010 is the fourth year in which Vietnam was the biggest cashew exporter in the world. But difficulties that…

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