The Ministry of Industry and Trade in Circular No 03/2015/TT-BCT has set an import quota of 102,000 tonnes of salt and 46,305 cartons of eggs (a dozen each) for this year.
The quota is imposed on businesses that use salt in their production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical products, while egg quotas are provided to companies that have business registration certificates and have demand to import eggs.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Ministry to raise duty on cassava chips
The Ministry of Finance plans to raise the export duty on cassava chips from zero to five per cent. The ministry has sent official documents to several ministries, localities and business associations to collect opinions on the proposal.
Increasing export tax will reduce export of cassava chip, contributing to ensure material for domestic ethanol production, the ministry said.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Ca Mau hopes to earn $1.4b from seafood
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has set a target to achieve a seafood output of 560,000 tonnes and earn US$1.4 billion from exports this year, a year-on-year increase of 80,000 tonnes and $100 million, respectively.
To achieve the targets, besides focusing on upgrading production technology, the province will work to raise seafood productivity and quality as well as organise activities to enhance consumption abroad, especially in Japan, the US and the EU.
Enterprises in the province exported about 110,000 tonnes of seafood worth $1.3 billion last year, an increase of 16 per cent in volume and 20 per cent in value over 2013.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Khanh Hoa to install sugarcane field
The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has mapped out a project to develop a large-scale sugarcane field in the province, with the participation of nearly 70 farming households.
Covering more than 205ha in Ninh Tay and Ninh Thuong communes in Ninh Hoa town, the project is expected to cost VND22 billion (US$1.03 million), of which VND14.5 billion ($679,160) will be used to build infrastructure.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Pleiku Airport closes for upgrade
The Pleiku Airport in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai will be closed from March 15 to October 25 to expand and upgrade its runways, said Nguyen Trong Hai, director of the airport.
The project, which is in its second phase, has total investment capital of VND945 billion (US$44.26 million). Once finished, the airport will be able to receive Airbus A320/321 planes and similar aircraft.
Lao Dong (Labour)