Việt Nam is trying to tackle the weakness of the pig industry, including the processing and distribution of pork, to promote the export of high-quality meat products to the world market.
Trường Hải Automobile Company (Thaco) has inaugurated an agricultural machinery manufacturing plant in the Chu Lai-Trường Hải Industrial Complex in the central province of Quảng Nam.
Exports of plastics are expected to grow by 12–15 per cent this year, according to the Việt Nam Plastics Association (VPA).
Nguyễn Xuân Cường, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development talks to the newspaper Lao Động (Labour) about his ministry’s resolve to improve the nation’s image abroad.
The Government hopes to attract 135,000 new firms in 2018. Vũ Tiến Lộc, chairman of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), said this was achievable, but would require quick reforms.
Việt Nam earned some US$321 million from fruit and vegetable exports in January 2018, a year-on-year increase of 36.9 per cent, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Though Việt Nam remains a big importer of textile feedstock and accessories from China, its rising exports to China is a promising sign, according to the Việt Nam National Textile and Garment Group.
Trade in paper between Việt Nam and India is quite low and there is significant potential for growth, a meeting between Indian and Vietnamese paper companies heard in HCM City on February 9.
Trade promotion in Việt Nam is facing many difficulties as many importers, such as the US, China, Japan and the European Union, were now protecting their own farm production.
Vietnamese longans may be exported to Australia in 2019, according to a delegation of the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.