Philippines expands pork import ban World

Philippines expands pork import ban

The Philippines has expanded the temporary ban on the importation, distribution and sale of pork meat products from 16 to 20 countries and regions affected by the African swine fever (ASF) virus.
Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers Business

Forming value chains to enhance competitiveness for pig farmers

The pig industry plays an important role in the Asia Pacific, but, like other sectors, is facing challenges such as price volatility, food safety concerns and recently reported outbreaks of African swine fever. Therefore, solutions are needed to promote smallholder pig production in a sustainable way, experts said.
Preparations made to cope with swine fever Health

Preparations made to cope with swine fever

A reaction plan to the African swine fever (ASF) is being developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development after pigs were found infected with the disease in neighbouring countries.
Vanuatu treasures traditional ties with Vietnam Politics

Vanuatu treasures traditional ties with Vietnam

Vanuatu attaches importance to the traditional friendship with Vietnam, President Tallis Obed Moses affirmed while hosting a recent reception for Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu Ngo Huong Nam, who came to present credentials to the Vanuatu leader.
Vietnam, NZ agriculture ministers talk farm produce improvements Business

Vietnam, NZ agriculture ministers talk farm produce improvements

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked for New Zealand (NZ)’s support in improving the value of farm produce during a meeting with NZ Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor in Hanoi on August 29.
Ho Chi Minh City, New Zealand boost trade Business

Ho Chi Minh City, New Zealand boost trade

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan has expressed his wishes that New Zealand (NZ) makes it easier for Vietnamese goods, including those from Ho Chi Minh City, to access its market.
PM attends Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum Business

PM attends Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc advocated boosting cooperation between Vietnam and New Zealand in fields of mutual interest such as education-training, organic agriculture, smart agriculture, and infrastructure while addressing the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum in Auckland on March 13.
Experts meet for bio-safety talks in HCM City Health

Experts meet for bio-safety talks in HCM City

As many as 180 international and Vietnamese bio-safety experts, professionals and practitioners are discussing bio-risk, bio-preparedness, and bio-terrorism at the 12th Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association (A-PBA) Conference that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on August 24.
Australia agrees to re-import processed shrimps from Vietnam Business

Australia agrees to re-import processed shrimps from Vietnam

The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has received a document from the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) affirming that Vietnam is able to meet all requirements in Australia’s new import conditions for processed shrimps.
Vietnam slams Australia’s prawn ban Business

Vietnam slams Australia’s prawn ban

The Vietnamese Government has accused Australia of "causing serious damage" to its prawn farmers and exporters and has asked the Federal Government to reconsider the ban on uncooked prawn imports.