A Vietnamese company has won a bid to export 60,000 tonnes of Japonica brown rice to the Republic of Korea, defeating competition from rivals of China, Thailand and Australia.

According to members of the Vietnam Food Association, Tan Long Group JSC is the only Vietnamese firm to win a contract in the RoK. In addition, Tan Long Group has also won a bid to export 2,800 tonnes of long grain white rice at the same time.

This was the first time a private Vietnamese firm beat international businesses from China, Thailand and Australia to win the contract providing rice to the RoK under the Government bidding process.

The deadline for delivery of 60,000 tonnes to the RoK’s port is September 15.-VNA