Rice is ready for export at Cua Lo Port in the central province of Nghe An. (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested the Government Inspectorate inspect rice exports in recent times.
In a message sent to the inspectorate on April 20, PM Phuc said he wanted to clarify if there were signs of profiteering and negative actions in rice exports as well as press information reflecting the publicity and transparency related to customs procedures for rice exports.
The inspection results must be completed and submitted to the Prime Minister in June.
From now to June, exports of rice will take place as normal following Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh’s proposal to allow an export volume of 400,000 tonnes of rice in April and May each.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on April 20 requested the supply of 100,000 tonnes of rice from the May quota to rice exporters that have goods stuck at ports but could not open customs declarations in April.
The proposal was released at a meeting between the Deputy PM and relevant ministries held in Hanoi to discuss rice exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic, drought and saltwater intrusion.VNA