Vietnam seeks official pig trade with China


With the downtrend in live pig prices in Vietnam due to oversupply that allegedly resulted after Chinese traders stopped buying pigs from Vietnam. The Ministry of Industry and Trade, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), has proposed a visit to China to negotiate with their counterparts so that Vietnam can officially export pork to China.

MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that if an agreement can be signed, Vietnam can legally export some 1-1.5 million tonnes of pork to the country. Vietnam’s Department of Livestock Production said that in 2016, the country shipped some 600,000 tonnes of live pigs illegally to China.


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