Entrepreneurs hail ratification of EVFTA, EVIPA Business

Entrepreneurs hail ratification of EVFTA, EVIPA

Many business owners in the southern province of Dong Nai, a major industrial hub in Vietnam, have expressed delight at the National Assembly (NA) ratifying the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) on June 8.

Cocoa growth fails expectations

Agricultural officials, farmers and business executives discussed the state of the cocoa industry and measures needed to further expansion at a seminar held in HCM City on January 15.

Ministry turns eyes to developing cocoa industry

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set its sights on bringing 35,000 hectares under cocoa farming and increasing exports of the bean and other products to 60 million USD by 2015.

Cargill sweet on cocoa production in Vietnam

"Vietnam has good potential for exporting cocoa," said Cargill Inc senior vice president Paul Conway during a visit last week to the southern province of Binh Phuoc, where Cargill has established its third cocoa buying station in Bu Dang District.

Golden opportunity for Vietnam to develop cocoa industry

Vietnam has an excellent opportunity to develop its cocoa industry as it is predicted there will be a global shortfall of around 200,000 tonnes of raw cocoa in 2010.

This assessment was made by a senior official from the US-backed cocoa company, Cargill Vietnam, at a seminar on developing the cocoa industry, jointly held by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and US non-governmental organisation ACDI/VOCA in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on December 10.