Information world market 10/21/2014

Singapore imported 3.7% of agricultural and fisheries from Vietnam

9/10 Day, the Embassy of Vietnam in Singapore held a trade of agricultural products, marine products business between Vietnam and Singapore.

Attending trade has led the Singapore Business Federation, representatives of the Association 5 fruits and vegetables, seafood, coffee, seafood processing, and large business enterprises of agricultural products, seafood Singapore and Vietnam.

Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam now has introduced and provided information about the potential of Vietnam on agricultural products and seafood. The authorities from Singapore has information on the Singapore market needs and the ability to exchange goods imports came from Vietnam.

According to statistical data of the Statistical Office of Singapore, in the last 3 years, exports of agricultural products, seafood from Vietnam to Singapore increased by nearly 20% / year, from 279 million in 2011 to SGD SGD 400 million in 2013, accounting for also increased from 2.5% (2011) to 3.7% (2013) of the total imports of agricultural products, seafood Singapore.

According to the data, together with results showing exchange capacity of the Singapore market demand for agricultural products, aquatic products from Vietnam is very large. This is a good opportunity for Vietnam enterprises to increase exports of agricultural products, aquatic products to the Singapore market.

At trade has reached good results, now the two sides reached a cooperation agreement and proceed to sign contracts to export rice, fish fillet and vegetables to Singapore in a few months. /.

Source: Processing Department of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Salt

Europe threatened to ban the import of vegetables from Vietnam

Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in Europe (DG SANCO) has announced that it will ban the import of vegetables from Vietnam if it detects more products violated food safety

Specifically, within 1 year from the date 1-2-2014 to 1-2-2015 if the DG SANCO day discovered five cases of violations of food safety regulations and phytosanitary the European Union (EU) will ban the import of vegetables from Vietnam.

The announcement comes after DG SANCO discovered 3 shipments imported from Vietnam to the EU during the period from 1-2-2014 to present day, with harmful bacteria, health consumers have been banned on basil plant cinnamon (Ocimum santum) and bitter gourd (Momordica charantia).

At the same time, since early 2014, DG SANCO has received notification from the EU member states to detect harmful bacteria in wood packaging used in exports from Vietnam to the EU.

International Convention on Plant Protection (IPPC) regulations export packaging timber should be dried at a high temperature to kill harmful bacteria and play a safety inspection stamp of the competent authority of the country of border. However, the last track, DG SANCO noticed packaging timber exports from Vietnam is not closed stamps under IPPC regulations.

Under the provisions of the European Commission (EC), if it detects harmful bacteria on 5 consecutive samples imported from one country to the EU during the first year, the European Commission will ban the import of goods into the EU .

If this happens not only led to the vegetables, fruits, Vietnam's goods exports to non-EU countries where the prestige of agricultural products and goods of Vietnam on the international market will be affected seriously important.

Against this backdrop, the European Market Department (Ministry of Trade and Industry) requirements of enterprises, establishments, exports of vegetables and packaging timber exports should comply strictly with the regulations on quarantine plant and food Safety of the European Union.

Earlier, the commodity coat oysters, scallops of Vietnam has been imported from the EU ended 20-9 last day by the EU has uncovered a number of serious errors in the process of cultivating and supplying to the EU, such as: records, quality management programs are not sufficiently reliable; scallops, oysters contaminated feathers from the cones have been separated, processed and exported to the EU; the shirtless / blanch the scallop / oyster fur still has not been heat treated to be exported to the EU ...

Source: Labor reported

Tra fish exports to Spain to recover

While fish exports to the EU market continued to decline over the month, making the total exports to the bloc as of 9/15/2014 decreased 7.8% compared to the same period last year, the Spanish market the school has a positive outlook for this year. With a growth rate of 10% as of 15/9, Spain is leading with 58 million EU fish imports from Vietnam Nam.Tay Spain now accounts for 5% of the proportion of fish exports from Vietnam.

Pangasius export to Spain just fell in February and April compared with the same period last year, the months are remaining positive growth, even increased in May, June and July (17-28%) .

Economy of Spain this year with positive growth trends, spending by households rose sharply, a sign of optimism about the economic recovery after the recession. Imports increased demand is a favorable factor for fish exports as well as other seafood products from Vietnam to the Spanish. The first half of this year, Spain imported about 713.5 thousand tons of seafood, worth $ 3.14 billion, up 8.9% from the same period last year. In particular, NK products fillets, cut fresh / chilled / frozen (HS code 0304) reached 103 thousand tons, valued at $ 419 million, up 11% in volume and 16% in value over the same period last year.

In the product segment fillets HS code 0304, Vietnam is the second largest source market in Spain, accounting for 11% market share, followed by Namibia with 19% market share. Frozen catfish fillets (mainly fish) is the most import into this market and import value ranks 3rd behind black cod and pollock.

Spain imported catfish, frozen catfish fillets from Vietnam, China and other countries in intra, mainly from Vietnam (90%).

Consumers often favored Spanish fresh produce rather than frozen products. Approximately 40% of fishery products are distributed through the central market (traditional wholesalers and big agents); 40% of consumers through retail chains and 10% sold in major supermarkets. On the retail market, fish are sold mainly the product shape cut fish was skinned, boneless frozen.

Size sized fish common in the retail market of 120 -170g Spain; 170 - 220g and 220g on. A bag of thawed fish (defrosted portion) is usually 1-5 ​​fillet, while frozen fish fillets 500g bags or boxes usually 200 - 400g.

3 largest consumer market in Spain is Mercamadrid (34% of fish consumed); Mercabana (19.5%) and Mercavalencia (14.5%).

Source: VASEP

South Korea bought 180,000 tonnes of rice to limited oversupply in the domestic market

The Korean government has decided to buy 180,000 tons of rice from the new harvest to reduce oversupply and stabilize supply on the domestic market.

The decision was made ​​after statistics showed that per capita rice consumption in Korea is declining. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), rice consumption per capita of Korea fell 64.4 kg from 132.4 kg in 1980. Based on these figures, the estimated demand MAFRA Korea's rice demand in 2014 was about 4 million tons. But according to the predictions of Statistics Korea (KOSTAT), rice production in Korea this year may reach 4.18 million tons. Therefore, the government predicts about 180,000 tons of excess, can lead to oversupply and falling prices.

Against this backdrop, the Korean government decided to buy 180,000 tonnes of surplus rice to curb excess supply and price controls. Installment purchase this supplement along with 370,000 tons was purchased from 23/09/2014 to raise reserves to curb and control and reduced cost. The government will purchase 30,000 tons of rice from the new harvest to use international aid program under the Emergency Rice Reserve ASEAN + 3.

MAFRA said the government will announce the exact amount of rice purchased after obtaining data on productivity and prices in the coming months. Rice procurement will not be given unless the rice market became extremely volatile, and the market needs government intervention.

Korea produced about 4.23 million tons in 2013, an increase of 6% compared to 4 million tons in 2012, according to MAFRA.

Recently, the Korean government informed decision opening the market to import rice from 01.01.2015 and also 513% tariffs on rice imports to protect domestic rice industry.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated rice production 2013-2014 crop year (November-October) of South Korea reached 4.23 million tons, up 6% from 4 million tons of the crop year 2012-2013, but will reduce to 4.05 million tons from 2014 to 2015 crop year. Korea's rice imports 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 crop year will reach 410,000 tons, down 20% compared to 510,000 tonnes from 2012 to 2013 crop year.

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