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Vietnam's paper imports up last year

Vietnam's paper imports up last year

Vietnam imported US$682.1 million worth of paper products last year, a year-on-year increase of 10.86%, reported the Vietnam General Department of Customs.

January trade value surges year on year

January trade value surges year on year

Vietnam’s export-import value reached US$38.3 billion in January – up 39.9% compared to a year earlier but down 3.1% compared to December 2017, according to the General Department of Customs.

Petrol imports climb 3.5% in January

Petrol imports climb 3.5% in January

Petrol imports totalled 900,000 tonnes, worth US$552 million in the first month of the year, up 3.5% in volume and 10.9% in value year on year, according to the General Department of Customs.

Coal exports surge in four months

Coal exports surge in four months

Vietnam’s total coal export volume in the first four months of the year surged five times from the same time last year to more than 544,000 tonnes, according to statistics from the General Department of Customs.

Customs sector moves to shorten clearance time

Customs sector moves to shorten clearance time

The General Department of Customs has said that the sector will continue reducing customs clearance time for exports and imports and simplifying administrative procedures, thus saving costs in this field.

China remains Vietnam’s biggest trade partner

China remains Vietnam’s biggest trade partner

China remained Vietnam’s biggest trade partner in the first month of 2017, followed by the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the US, according to the General Department of Customs.

Agricultural exports see many bright spots

Agricultural exports see many bright spots

Vietnam’s farming exports in the first eleven months of 2016 reached US$29.1 billion, up 5.9% over the same period of last year, with eight commodities each earning more than US$1 billion.

Vietnam's rice exports drop to record low

Vietnam's rice exports drop to record low

Vietnam's rice exports have sharply fallen to a seven-year record low because of weak abilities, according to a new report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam’s coal imports doubled this year

Vietnam’s coal imports doubled this year

Vietnam imported more than 9.7 million tonnes of coal valued at US$600 million over the past eight months, almost double the quantity in the same period last year, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Customs.

Firms expect customs improvements

Firms expect customs improvements

Businesses expect further improvements in customs clearance to promote management efficiency while creating convenience in cross border trade, a conference heard on November 3.

Nearly 11,500 smuggling cases discovered nationwide

Nearly 11,500 smuggling cases discovered nationwide

Customs forces nationwide detected and handled nearly 11,500 cases of smuggling and trade fraud in the first seven months of this year, as heard at a press conference held by the General Department of Customs in Hanoi on August 28.

Forex policy aims to control trade deficit

Forex policy aims to control trade deficit

As a trade deficit pressure on exchange rate has been predicted, the State Bank of Vietnam is actively operating a forex policy consistent with trade deficit and economic growth.