Vietnam seeks ways to help GI registered products

Vietnam has realised that the use or reference of names or marks of product origin (Geographical Indication, GI) is vital to increasing economic value and competitiveness of products, said the Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper.

Vietnam joins European seafood trade web

Vietnam will join the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) in granting certificates for seafood exports to the European Union (EU), the government portal reported on October 11.

Vietnamese exports face legal challenges

Vietnam's export turnover rose sharply last year and in the first half of 2014, but challenges in legal and administrative procedures and other risks remain for enterprises.

Universities seek ties with foreign partners

Domestic universities have more opportunities than ever to improve quality because of Vietnam's integration with the rest of the world, a member of the National Council for Education and Human Resource Development has said.

Metro chief discusses Vietnam retail prospects

The Vietnamese retail market is changing rapidly with the entry of many foreign players. Vietnam News speaks with Philippe Bacac, Chairman and Managing Director of Metro Cash & Carry Vietnam, to find out about the German wholesaler's operations in the country and prospects for its retail market.

Government's gold policy taking sharp focus

The Government’s strategy to regulate and control the gold market towards healthy development in the coming time is coming into sharp focus. Report by Vietnam Investment Review.
Canada helps Vietnam produce safe food Business

Canada helps Vietnam produce safe food

A seminar was held in Hanoi on December 18 to review the operation of a six-year Canada-funded project on food safety and market expansion for Vietnamese agricultural products.

Thailand joins ASEAN partners in vocational training

An International Vocational Education Coordinating Centre has recently been establish in Thailand, in a bid to enable the country’s cooperation with other ASEAN partners in developing vocational education.

Quality assurance offered on smaller scale

As demand for safe vegetables intensifies, international certifications and even Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) certification remain too expensive for small-scale farmers.

Ornamental fish make profit splash

The exportation of ornamental fish from Ho Chi Minh City and several Mekong Delta provinces have brought high profits for breeders this year, mostly due to an increase in the number of promotions.
VietGAP pilot models reap good results Sci-Tech

VietGAP pilot models reap good results

Pilot models for safe agricultural production and trading under the Vietnam Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP)/Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in eight provinces and cities have seen encouraging results and are being multiplied across Vietnam.

Ministry warns of widespread food safety violations

Violations in food safety procedures relating to the use of toxic substances in cattle and poultry farming and production are widespread, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development warned at a meeting on September 6.

Seminar promotes safer agri-food chain

Thirteen out of 14 pilot models for vegetable production nationwide have received VietGap certificates as part of the Food and Agricultural Products Quality Development and Control Project (FAPQDCP).