Vietnam to resume importing distillers dried grain from the US


The Vietnam government has authorized the resumption of imports of distillers dried grains (DDGS) from the US, a co-product of ethanol production used as a key ingredient in animal feed.

Imports were suspended last December after quarantine pests were detected in a shipment of DDGS, the US Trade Representative and Agriculture Department said in a statement issued Wednesday, September 6.

Prior to the suspension, Vietnam was the third-largest market for US DDGS, with exports valued at more than US$230 million in 2016.

The resolution of this issue paves the way for increased corn and wheatshipments, which were restricted due to previous treatment requirements, according to the statement issued by the two US agencies.


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