The export value of the wood processing and forestry sector was US$2.18 billion in the second quarter of 2020, dropping 11.3% against the first quarter and 20% against the same period last year.
The Vietnam Administration of Forestry has instructed province and city agriculture departments around the country to carefully monitor wildlife imports amid the public health emergency caused by the new strain of coronavirus.
Robust signs since the outset of the year have made the timber and forestry sector confident of gaining 11 billion USD in export revenue in 2019, beating the target of 10.5 billion USD.
The forest industry gained a trade surplus of more than US$4 billion in the first six months of this year, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNForest) launched an action plan on April 3 for communications to implement the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade (VPA/FLEGT) between Vietnam and the European Union (EU).
In the first 11 months of 2018, the export value of key forest products was estimated at US$8.49 billion, up 16.6% year-on-year.
Vietnam is forecast to collect approximately VND2.5 trillion (US$106.4 million) from payments of forest environmental services in 2018, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan has said.
With large shipments in the first eight months, Vietnam’s forestry sector expects to fulfill this year’s export target of US$9 billion a month ahead of schedule.
Vietnam has planted a total of 130,858ha of production forest, equal to 67% of the year’s plan and a rise of 104.5% year-on-year.
As many as 732 domestic businesses have obtained the Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody (FSC/CoC) Certification, taking the lead in Southeast Asia.
The export value of forestry products is projected to hit US$5.858 billion between January and August this year, increasing 13% on year and accounting for 23% of Vietnam’s total agro-forestry-fishery export.
A conference seeking solutions to boost rapid and sustainable growth of the wood and forestry processing and export industries will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 8.
Nearly 57,000 hectares of alternative forests were planted across Vietnam as of June 30, equal to 84% of the total area needed to be grown after forest land had been shifted to other purposes.
A meeting was held in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on June 17 to respond to the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD).
A consultative workshop on the draft Decree detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Forestry took place in the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 31.
Vietnam has over 14.41 million hectares of forest, of which, standardized area is over 13.71 million hectares, with forest coverage ratio of 41.45%, according to latest statistics announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Residents in Vinh Cuu and Dinh Quan districts, the southern province of Dong Nai, have proposed local authority construct additional 20 kilometres of electric fence to prevent wild elephants from wandering into residential areas.
The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNForest) has proposed a halt to two projects developing commercial activities in natural forest and forestry land in the central province of Phu Yen.
The Vietnam Administration of Forestry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AnimalsAsia on building plans to better protect bears.
The forestry sector aims for at least US$7.5 billion in export turnover and a 6.6% increase in production value in 2017, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.