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  • Exports of precious 4/2016 Notes favorable but FHS

    Oct 13th, 2016

    Cashews in agricultural products of high export value in the first 9 months. However, for sustainable development, industry must overcome several hurdles which have to ensure quality food safety (FHS).According to the Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas), 2016, the export of Vietnam is estimated 350,000 tons, worth more than $ 2.5 billion. Vinacas identify individual exporters in the 4th quarter of this year but now more conducive to focus food safety.

    The USA remains the largest export market of Vietnam conditioning products. This year this sector received good reviews from American customers (through AFI) such as strictly perform the contract, delivery is good, better quality than the same period last year. However, the United States, which is stricter in checking the quality of agricultural commodities, is difficult markets should have repeatedly warned about the quality of food hygiene and safety issues.

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) each check at the processing plant. Accordingly, in 32 enterprises, nearly half had problems of quality nuts. In five evaluation criteria cashew exports Vietnam, traceability concerns 6 errors, 5 errors impurities, humidity 3 errors, 3 errors and deep colors live 6 errors, higher than many other countries.According to the Law on Modernisation of food safety of the US amended (FSMA), yet now there are problems in exporting to this market, can be Food Administration and Drug (FDA) from declined when the next shipment.

    Vinacas recommendation, the export business to the USA should be noted that strictly controlled quality standards in accordance with AFI and FDA regulations, especially the micro indicators. Vietnamese cashew quality control to keep export brand reputation not only of the business but also the branch of Vietnam.Despite 10 years as exporter of cashew nut, but the world's largest importer of Vietnam's cashew nuts are also constantly increasing, remains dependent on raw materials in Africa.

    According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, over the same period last year, exports of cashew nuts the first 9 months was 255,000 tons or 2.01 billion dollars, up 4.5% in volume and up 13.6% in value.Cashew import volume of 808 000 tons for 9 months was valued at $ 1.2 billion, up 8% in volume and 27.6% in value.

    6 months of the year, Vietnam imported from Ivory Coast which accounts for 35.7% of total imports of thing, reaching 144 400 tons, valued at 211.8 million, up 13% in volume and 48.9% value the same period.Recently, some customers reflect on the blacklist of foreign crude exports are stored on the network load. In this regard, the Board of Inspection Vinacas confirmed in 2016, despite having received a record number of complaints about breaches of contract of sale, import and export it but these records are in the process handling, no official announcement. However, Vinacas is considered likely to give it an international conference in Vietnam in Danang in 2016 took place from 10-12 / 11/2016.

    Source: VNB - PL.XH