VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is expected to export its first consignments of chicken to demanding markets such as the EU and Japan in 2017, the year of the Rooster. Hoang Thanh Van, director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) Animal Husbandry Department, said MARD plans to boost trade promotion to export chicken. In 2016, Dong Nai provincial authorities sent a delegation of businessmen to Hanoi to work with MARD and agencies on the plan to export chicken to Japan. If implemented, this will be the first time Vietnam has exported chicken products through official channels to choosy markets. Some enterprises in Dong Nai are following necessary procedures to export chicken to the countries. After negotiations, if Japan agrees to accept Vietnam’s exports, it will take next steps to examine farming conditions in Vietnam and ensure the fulfillment of the two parties’ commitments. Vietnam is expected to export its first consignments of chicken to … [Read more...] about Vietnam may export chicken to choosy markets
Vietnam exports little meat Ngoc Hung By Ngoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Vietnam’s meat exports have remained limited thought it has the second most cattle and poultry in Asia and is among the world’s top ten cattle and poultry farming countries. Vietnam had had 328 million poultry and nearly 27 million pigs as of October 2014, according to the Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Data of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released in 2010 showed that Vietnam was ranked second in the world in terms of the number of ducks, fourth for pigs, sixth for water buffalos and 13th for cows. In the Asian region, Vietnam came after China, India and Indonesia. However, statistics of the General Department of Customs showed Vietnam’s meat exports neared US$21 million in 2014, down 2.4% against 2013. Meanwhile, meat imports exceeded US$194 million last year, nine times higher than export revenue. … [Read more...] about Vietnam exports little meat
VietNamNet Bridge – The overlapping fees in the poultry industry have increased the cost of production and circulation. "Chicken has to bear up to 14 kinds of charges and fees," said the CEO of a big livestock corporation. Nguyen Van Truc, CEO of the Saigon Agriculture Corporation, said there were quarantine fees for newly hatched chicks, a quarantine fee for exporting chickens from farm in a province to another, and fees for slaughtering, disinfection and sterilization. He said that breeders even had to pay a fee for collecting water samples for testing disease in poultry. Truc said that poultry farms should use a closed production chain (from hatching to breeding chicken, slaughtering and processing) so that quarantine fees would be charged on the input (chicks) and the final output (processing). Pham Quoc An, Chairman of a livestock cooperative in Lao Cai, said that it is unacceptable that the licence for exporting eggs from a province to others is only valid for one … [Read more...] about 14 types of fees imposed on a chicken
Hanoi chicken farmer Nguyen Huu Tuyen blames inexpensive poultry imported from the U.S. for the loss of almost $14,000 this year. Farmers such as Tuyen say the only way American companies can undercut Vietnamese poultry prices is if they export chicken at artificially low prices or ship damaged meat to the Southeast Asian country. The chicken flap is a wake-up call for Vietnam as it embraces free trade agreements. Some sectors will be vulnerable to competition from foreign corporate giants benefiting from economies of scale and sophisticated supply chains. Vietnam, which announced a free trade agreement with the European Union Aug. 4 and signed one with South Korea in May, wants to be part of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership now being negotiated. "It drives home the impact of trade with the rest of the world for Vietnam," Vu Tu Thanh, chief Vietnam representative of the U.S.-Asean Business Council, said by phone. "Many people are still unaware of what the free trade … [Read more...] about Chicken war with U.S. shows free trade threat to Vietnam farmers
VietNamNet Bridge - If the world held a contest on the piggyback ability if chickens, it is very likely that Vietnam’s chickens would be the champion in the most convincing way. This prediction is well grounded because according to a recent survey, a chicken in Vietnam "carries" on its back up to 14 kinds of fees. Even chicken eggs have at least three kinds of veterinary fees. When income goes down but the cost goes up, seeking livelihood from agriculture in Vietnam is not easy at all. The dream of a happy life for Vietnamese farmers seems to be a distant one. Piles of fees It is frightening to realize the dozen kinds of expenditures and fees that rice growers have to pay for 1kg of paddy. The most basic fees are expenditures for seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, wages for working the soil, implants, harvesting, operating flood control, canal dredging, payments for the village head’s management tasks, repair of pumping stations and irrigation works, inventory, … [Read more...] about Are Vietnam’s chickens the world’s “strongest”?