Vietnam targets 100,000 tonnes of pork imports for 2020
Vietnam looks to increase its pork imports for 2020 to reach a total volume of 100,000, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Officials hope to lower the prices in the domestic market since the import products are much cheaper than local pig meat, reports Saigon online.
Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien affirmed that he would create the most favorable conditions for enterprises under the Prime Minister's direction to import 100,000 tons of pork this year. The time of documenting and quarantine procedures for customs clearance is shortened by the ministry according to the "single-door" customs mechanism and the quality of imported meat must meet the European standards.
The ministry also updated that since the beginning of this year, the volume of imported pork from countries including Canada, Brazil, Germany, Poland, the US, and Russia, has reached around 50,000 tons.
Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said that up to now Vietnam has allowed 24 countries to export meat and cattle and poultry meat products into the country, of which, 19 countries have been given permission to export pork and pork products. In the first quarter of 2020, Vietnam has increased pork imports by 300%, reaching 70% of the total volume imported last year.
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