According to the Việt Nam Tea Association, the COVID-19 pandemic had greatly impacted many key export markets of Vietnamese tea.
Việt Nam wants to promote co-operation in production and consumption of tea and coffee with China, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyễn Xuân Cường at forum held in Hà Nội on Monday.
Việt Nam exported 120,000 tonnes of tea in 2018, earning revenue of US$219 million, a year-on-year decrease of 8.4 per cent in volume and 3.4 per cent in value, respectively.
The Vietnamese tea sector should work harder to improve the quality of its exports in order to better tap the global market, including Russia, experts have said.
President Trần Đại Quang on Monday sent a message of congratulations to Arifur Rehman Alvi on his election as President of Pakistan.
The saviour of Vietnamese tea has won hearts the first International Gourmet Tea Competition “Teas of the World” recently held by the Agency for the Valorisation of Agricultural Products in Paris.
Việt Nam’s tea export dropped in both volume and value in the first four months of 2018 despite a price hike.
The agriculture sector will have to make greater efforts to fulfil three major targets set for this year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường said at a conference in Hà Nội last week to review the sector’s performance in the first half of this year and set targets for the second half.
Tea exports in the past eleven months reached 118,000 tonnes, earning US$197 million, increasing 7.1 per cent in volume and 4.3 per cent in value compared to the same period last year.
A fall in tea export value is putting pressure on the tea industry to enhance product quality to raise the value and price of tea products.