Vietnam concerned about China’s tariffs on US pork

19.07.2018

Vietnamese pig farmers are worried that US-China trade tensions will affect the livestock sector in Vietnam. According to the latest report by the General Department of Customs, Vietnam imported close to 11.000 tonnes of meat and meat products from the US, valued at USD 13.05 million, an increase of 47.8% in volume and 24.4% in turnover compared to April, 2018. Tong Xuan Chinh, Deputy Director General of Animal Husbandry, fears that China’s tariffs on pork and chicken from the US would lead to US goods entering Vietnam and then being channeled China.

This could impact the domestic swine industry. However, Nguyen Tri Cong, Chairman of the Dong Nai Animal Husbandry Association, told Asian Agribiz that the state has dealt well with cheap chicken import from the US and believes that the state will continue to control the situation if US pork spills into Vietnam.


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