Vietnam will be able to boost its wood exports when the Vietnam-European Union Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (VPA/FLEGT) takes effect, said Permanent Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
Vietnam pepper exports increased by 20.5% to 214,000 tons in 2017, but the value dropped by 22% to US$1.12 billion after the export price fell 34.7% against the previous year.
Những năm gần đây, ngành công nghiệp chế biến gỗ của Việt Nam hiện đang đối mặt với thách thức lớn về nguồn nguyên liệu ngày càng cạn kiệt. Điều này làm cho Việt Nam phải lệ thuộc rất nhiều vào nguồn gỗ nhập khẩu từ các nước khác.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has added pepper to the list of commodities traded on the Vietnam Commodity Exchange (VNX), according to the ministry’s Decision 1071/QD-BCT issued last week.
Vietnamese pepper will face stricter scrutiny this year on excessive use of agricultural pesticides, especially in the EU and US markets, experts say.
The Vietnam Plastic Association (VPA) has predicted that plastic exports will grow 6% in 2017, with major market being Japan and the US.
Vietnam and the European Union (EU) have agreed in principle on a Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT VPA).
Sen. Lieut. Gen. Luong Cuong, Head of the General Politics Department of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA), received in Hanoi on September 19 a delegation of the Chinese Central Military Commission’s Political Work Department office led by Major General Yin Hongwen.