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  • VINACAS: Will propose to limit the import of cashew nuts and white kernels 01/18/2021

    Jan 18th, 2021

    According to data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, In 2020, Vietnam exports cashew kernels to reach a turnover of 3,188 billion USD, equaling 97% in value over the same period in 2019 and accounting for about 8.2% / total export turnover of the entire agricultural sector in 2020. Statistics Preliminary General Department of Customs, import of the whole industry from January 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020 reached about 1.38 million tons of raw cashew of different origins, with a total import value of 1, 7 billion USD, lower than the same period in 2019. Mr. Pham Van Cong, Chairman of the Vietnam Cashew Association (VINACAS), said the Covid-19 pandemic situation or the enforcement and changes in trade policies of some countries related to the operation of the cashew industry (in There are large countries, countries that are big partners of the cashew industry in Vietnam), which have a strong impact on the market and operations of cashew enterprises in recent years. According to Mr. Cong, it is forecasted that in 2021 there will be unpredictable developments of the Covid-19 epidemic, the international environment as well as the cashew market. Therefore, cashew businesses set a target to export cashew nuts to 3.6 billion USD, reaching 112.9% compared to 2020, the target set by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In addition, VINACAS agreed to implement recommendations to the Government on "Strategy for development of the cashew industry in Vietnam in the new situation", in which, proposing state mechanisms and policies aimed at two major goals, that is. First, thriving deep processing, to meet the diverse needs of the world market; won rightful place in the value chain that globally, simultaneously, developing the domestic market. Monday , strongly develop material areas in the direction of quality and efficiency; while creating an active position in quality raw materials for processing, while contributing to the successful implementation of the three-farm policy of the state: Agriculture, Farmers, Rural. VINACAS will also propose to the Government and relevant Ministries and agencies to amend unreasonable regulations, add appropriate regulations related to the cashew industry, such as: Policy to restrict imports of cashew nuts with silk shells. and white multiplication; Preventing overseas transfer of cashew processing equipment and technology ; Control the quality of imported raw cashew through completing the TCVN on raw cashew nuts and setting the norm of imported raw materials. “In 2021, despite many unpredictable changes, although there will be more difficulties and challenges in the international market, it is certain that with the efforts and dynamism of each member, business in the industry and the support Of branches and levels, especially the companionship and practical support of VINACAS, the Vietnamese cashew industry will continue to grow strongly, maintain its leading position in the export of cashew kernels, contributing to a worthy part in the general development of the country ", Mr. Cong shared.