Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has bolstered rice exports to Hong Kong (China) and invited rice importers from Hong Kong to discuss the import of Thai rice in the coming time, reported Thai media on November 1 (Photo: Reuters)

Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has bolstered rice exports to Hong Kong (China) and invited rice importers from Hong Kong to discuss the import of Thai rice in the coming time, reported Thai media on November 1.

A delegation of 37 major businesses led by the Chairman of the Rice Merchants’ Association of Hong Kong arrived in Thailand last weekend to discuss rice markets.

The delegation held working sessions with about 100 rice producers of Thailand from October 30 to November 2.

Nearly 760 companies are expected to sign memorandum of understanding on buying 14,000 tonnes of jasmine rice, brown rice, organic rice and riceberry rice from Thailand.

Hong Kong is among major rice export markets of Thailand, with Thai rice accounting for 70 percent of the market share.-VNA