According to the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) Decree 248 and Decree 249, Vietnamese enterprises that want to export agricultural products and food to the Chinese market must register and be granted codes for food safety monitoring. By December, China has granted 2,426 product codes to Vietnamese enterprises to export to this market.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan announced that the Ministry will tighten and protect the interests of honest businesses emphasizing the solidarity between farmers, businesses, and responsible agencies.
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) has agreed to pilot import of Vietnamese passion fruits starting in July, making it the 10th Vietnamese fruit to be allowed to enter the Chinese market, Deputy Director of the Plant Protection Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Thi Thu Huong said at a conference on July 7.
After a long time, the selling prices of dragon fruit had dropped dramatically, not enough for farmers to cover production costs, causing farmers in the Mekong Delta to suffer heavy losses, the prices of dragon fruit have rebounded in the past few days, but farmers do not have many dragon fruits left to sell.
The price of dragon fruits in Binh Thuan Province has currently plunged to VND500-VND1,000 per kg. Many dragon fruit growers are empty-handed in the dragon fruit crop serving the 2022 Lunar New Year market.
From more than 5,000 trucks of goods and fruits jammed at the border gates in Lang Son Province, on the morning of December 31, the number of vehicles stuck here was only nearly 3,000. The rest of them have returned to the domestic market.
After China announced to suspend the import of dragon fruits from Vietnam, the price of dragon fruits in Binh Thuan Province, which has the largest area and output of dragon fruit across the country, suddenly dropped steeply.
China has just adjusted its import and export regulations. Accordingly, China will tighten the registration of imported goods groups and the standards of quality control, which is assessed to cause many obstacles for Vietnamese exports.
Every time China stops importing agricultural products or when the Covid-19 pandemic happens, several agricultural products are unsalable, then the rescue of them to support farmers will take place repeatedly. According to many experts, the sector needs to accelerate parallel solutions, such as reducing loan interest rates, applying land rental support policies, and providing information on global production, to escape from this situation.
The price of Japanese purple sweet potatoes in Vinh Long and Dong Thap provinces had just increased from VND40,000-VND50,000 per quintal to about VND200,000 per quintal, but in the past few days, it has dropped to about VND100,000 per quintal due to the difficult export situation.
The General Statistics Office of Vietnam on February 28 informed that in the first two months of this year, the total import and export turnover was estimated at US$95.81 billion, up 24.5 percent year-on-year. Of which, exports hit $48.55 billion, up 23 percent, and imports reached $47.26 billion, up nearly 26 percent. The trade surplus in the first two months was estimated at $1.29 billion.
The groups of automobiles and electronic products imported from China into Vietnam had seen a sudden increase. Besides meeting consumer needs, this issue has also raised many concerns for the domestic electronics manufacturing industry.
There would be an abundance of avocados as the growing area of avocado trees has been increasing rapidly, the Department of Crop Production made the warning at an international conference on October 27.
Many traders have been seeking to buy Thai jackfruit in the Mekong Delta, causing the price to go up from VND50,000 to VND60,000 VND per kilogram, which ensures high profits of hundreds of millions of Vietnamese dong per hectare per year for farmers, according to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Chau Thanh District in Hau Giang Province.
The Chinese market currently has a high demand for seafood after the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is also forming a coffee culture, with the number of coffee shops is on the increase, so Chinese enterprises are increasing imports. This is a good opportunity for Vietnamese agricultural and aquatic product exporters.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that Vietnam is entering the harvest season of many types of fruits, agricultural products, and foods so several large events to promote trade will be organized shortly to boost exports to the Chinese market as the demand in this country is on the increase after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since the beginning of this year, prolonged hot weather and saltwater intrusion have caused disadvantages for shrimp-farming areas in the Mekong Delta. Besides, the Covid-19 pandemic has also affected the export of shrimps, leading to a decline in export turnover.
Many enterprises have made efforts to purchase fruits to help farmers to go through the current difficult period. Many solutions have been put forward by enterprises to improve the situation of spontaneous agricultural product rescue.