The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has agreed with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s 2015 plan on import quota of sugar, salt and poultry egg as part of efforts to realise WTO commitments.

Accordingly, Vietnamese companies will be allowed to import 81,000 tonnes of sugar, 102,000 tonnes of salt and 555,600 poultry eggs this year.

Among 102,000 tonnes of salt, the same volume as last year, 2,000 tonnes and 40,000 tonnes will be imported by firms operating in the medical and chemical sectors, respectively. Chemical businesses are encouraged to use domestically-produced salt for their production activities.

The MARD asked the MoIT to roll out measures to create transparency and justice among importers.

Last year, the country bought 77,200 tonnes of sugar and 529,2 00 poultry eggs from overseas markets.-VNA