Philippines lifts restrictions on importing Fukushima food World

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing Fukushima food

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on January 9 that the Philippines has lifted restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster due to a lower risk of radioactive contamination.
Investment in agricultural sector remains modest Business

Investment in agricultural sector remains modest

The Government and the banking sector are paying more attention in enabling those involved in the agricultural sector to obtain loans from the bank, but the number of farmers and agricultural cooperatives to get access to bank loans remains modest, experts said at a seminar held in HCM City on December 27.
Vietnam, Bangladesh target 2 billion USD in two-way trade Business

Vietnam, Bangladesh target 2 billion USD in two-way trade

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung and Deputy Secretary of the Bangladeshi Ministry of Commerce Jafar Uddin discussed measures to lift two-way trade to 2 billion USD during the second meeting of the Joint Sub-Committee on Trade in Hanoi on December 27.
Fishery sector seizes opportunities to boost exports Business

Fishery sector seizes opportunities to boost exports

Despite facing an array of difficulties in export markets and particularly challenges in removing the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the domestic fishery sector has worked out measures to make use of export opportunities.
Remittances to Vietnam estimated at 16.7 billion USD Business

Remittances to Vietnam estimated at 16.7 billion USD

Remittance flows into Vietnam are expected to reach 16.7 billion USD in 2019, Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (SCOVA) Luong Thanh Nghi cited statistics of the World Bank at a meeting with the press in Hanoi on December 26.
Vietnam to promote shrimp exports to EU next year Business

Vietnam to promote shrimp exports to EU next year

The EU is a potential market for Vietnam's shrimp industry next year because it is the largest shrimp market in the world, while the shrimp production of this bloc has not met its demand, according to domestic seafood experts.