Manufacturing

Food processing

Laos buys fewer Thai goods after VAT at Friendship Bridge

Laotians have spent less money on goods in Thailand after Vientiane imposed a 10% value-added tax late last year, a Lao customs official said on January 26. Soutchai Inthavong, deputy chief of the customs international checkpoint at the Friendship Bridge, said the number of Laotians ...

Fish farm project on the table

A Chinese firm and its local partner have floated a proposal for a $100 million aquaculture project in Cambodia that would include fish farms, a feed mill and a fish processing plant. Representatives of China Ocean Fishing Holding Ltd and local holding company Khmer Holding ...

Urban FMCG market rising as rural market sees lower growth

2016’s GDP reaching 6.21 per cent fell short of the target of 6.5 per cent but CPI was controlled at 2.67 per cent, lower than the targeted 3-4 per cent. Retail sales of consumer goods also maintained double digit growth, at 10 per cent on ...

Uber delivers food in Bangkok

If you want to get the food you want from the restaurants you love, all from the comfort of your own home, Uber is now offering its first stand-alone food delivery app that lets you order grub the same way you order wheels. UberEats currently allows ...

Cambodia’s salt yield to fall

Salt production in Kampot and Kep provinces will be down this year due to unseasonal rain during the harvest season and a lack of laborers to farm the salt, according to the Salt Association of Kampot and Kep. Bun Baraing, co-executive director of the salt association, ...

Fixing food loss with disruptive tech

Most wasted food perishes before it has even entered the consumer’s consciousness – between the farm and the supermarket shelf. A new initiative aims to change our food system by inspiring innovation and collaboration. The tragedy of food loss is best expressed in numbers: More than one-third ...

Push for Kep salt to obtain GI status

The Ministry of Commerce plans to push Kep salt to obtain geographical indication status thanks to the natural quality of salt in the province. Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said the ministry was reviewing the possibility of GI status for salt farmed in Kep because the province ...

Food processing industry in Mekong Delta still not attracting investors

Though it is the country’s biggest granary and fishery area, exporting $30 billion worth of products each year, the Mekong Delta still cannot attract major investments. A report of the Ministry of Planning and Investment shows that Vietnam has attracted $290 billion worth of foreign direct ...

Institute: Thailand can be 'Top 5' food exporter

The National Food Institute says it plans to push Thailand to be among the top five food exporters within the next 20 years, with value rising to 6 trillion baht, says Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, the institute’s vice-president. Thailand ranks 13th among food exporters, with a value of ...

Illegal Thai fishing hauls a possible threat to Woolworths sushi partner's supply

Thailand’s ‘ghost’ fishing fleet may have supplied contaminated seafood to Sushi Izu. Seafood caught by Thailand’s notorious ghost fishing fleet may have contaminated the supply chains of a sushi company operating in more than 165 Woolworths supermarkets. Guardian Australia can reveal that Woolworths and its fresh ...

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