Thai forced labour case pushed to November 28

A forced labour case involving 14 Myanmar workers and a giant poultry exporter in Thailand’s Lopburi province went unresolved in court on October 31. Unsatisfied with the 1.7 million Thai baht in compensation awarded by the Lopburi Labour Protection and Welfare Office against the poultry farm ...

Trade deal to reduce tariffs with Vietnam

Cambodia and Vietnam inked an agreement on October 26 to drop import tariffs on dozens of products in an effort to boost bilateral trade. Cambodian Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnamese Minister of Trade and Industry Tran Tuan Anh ahead of the ...

President urges LuangPrabang to make full use of potential

President Bounnhang Vorachit has instructed Luang Prabang authorities to make full use of the province’s tourism and agriculture potential to drive development and improve local livelihoods. The president gave the advice at his first stop on a visit to the northern provinces of Luang Prabang and ...

Huge challenges still facing Vietnam's economy

It has been five years since the economic restructuring programme was launched, and despite some improvements to the Vietnamese economy, there has been little change in the growth model. For that reason, many have called for a reconsideration of the restructuring methods used over the past ...

Mongla: ‘the wildlife trafficking capital of the world’

Mongla lies on the border of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China and Shan State in northeastern Myanmar. Situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the city is known among other sad epithets as the wildlife trafficking capital of the world and for drugs, gambling, ...

Consumers in Vietnam go ‘hog wild’ for pork

Vietnam has a population of approximately 93 million people with, according to official reports, an average pork consumption of about 20 kg per capita annually that is on a trajectory to double over the next few years. The nation’s pork production ranks sixth on a global ...

Outlook bright for Thai products in CLMV markets

Thai products enjoy competitive advantages and high opportunities in CLMV markets owing to consumer trust in good image and high quality. The rapidly growing consumer markets of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam – or CLMV – are becoming important places for exporters to pilot products ...

HCM City to use high-tech method to trace pork origins

HCM City plans to launch a pilot programme on using technology to control and trace the origin of pork in an effort to ensure consumer health and benefits. Dao Ha Trung, chairman of the HCM City High Technology Association, said consumers can check the product origin ...

Vietnam expected to export dairy products to China

Chinese agencies have said they are considering opening the market to Vietnam dairy exports through official channels. Domestic sources reported that in the talks with the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh requested ...

Vietnam's Masan invests more in meat businesses

Vietnam’s consumer giant Masan Group Corporation is now shifting its focus to the meat sector that reportedly made up 46 percent of its revenue in 2015. The group’s subsidiary Masan Nutri-Science has bought the remaining 30 percent stake in animal feed company Anco, and increased its ...

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