Vietnam has seen the tra fish export growing strongly in the past two years, which has encouraged enterprises to boost their investment in the sector.
The new Decree 107/2018/ND-CP on rice export operations, which will take effect on October 1, has yet to remove all barriers hindering local rice traders from exporting rice. The new rules are more relaxed, but they do not introduce significant changes.
Agriculture is a key field of cooperation between India and Vietnam, especially the Mekong Delta region - the largest granary in the country, an official has said.
Construction of two bridges linking Cao Lanh city and Lap Vo district in Dong Thap province and Dong Thap with Can Tho city, which are under way, will be a big boost to transportation and connectivity in the Mekong Delta.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is drafting a decree to remove bottlenecks for domestic rice exporters, especially small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Localities in the Mekong Delta region have improved their rankings in the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), particularly in business environment, according to the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
Vietnam may sue the US Department of Agricultural Food Safety Inspection Service over its new regulations, which will make it extremely difficult for tra fish farmers to qualify their exports for the US market.
Tra fish output in the Mekong Delta increased in the first six months of 2015 but export value of tra fish products experienced a downfall, according to Deputy Chairman and General Secretary of the Vietnam Pangasius Association Vo Hung Dung.
Experts gathered at a conference in Can Tho city on August 13 to explore measures needed to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Mekong Delta.