The United States on Thursday hosted a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City focused on U.S.-Vietnam cooperation in Vietnam’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) power and infrastructure industry. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing Ian Steff speaks at the workshop The workshop brought together more than 140 public and private sector representatives from both countries to discuss project opportunities and areas for collaboration. During the program, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced its intention to support Electricity Vietnam’s (EVN) development of a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal in the southern part of the country. The USTDA will fund a feasibility study that will aid EVN in its assessment of site selection opportunities and other important core elements of the development of the LNG terminal – including marine port, LNG storage, regasification, and related infrastructure – which will allow EVN to plan its use … [Read more...] about The US engages industry leaders on U.S.-Vietnam LNG cooperation
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09:05 | 07/12/2018 VGP – Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong sent a message of condolences to U.S. President Donald Trump on the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States on December 5. The same day, Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh cabled a message of condolences to George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the U.S./. … [Read more...] about Leaders convey condolences on death of former U.S. President
Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.By Huynh Kim A view of the roundtable discussion – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM CAN THO – Two entrepreneurs doing business in the United States have advised Mekong Delta firms to work in line with the law and to be persistent in their efforts if they wish to export their products to the world’s largest economy. The Can Tho Promotion Agency held a roundtable discussion yesterday, which put forward ways to boost exports of agricultural products in Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta as a whole to the United States. The event gathered some 100 firms based in the Mekong Delta. Having lived in the United States for 38 years, Simon Ky Tran, director of Bfarmusa Company, is an experienced consultant for Vietnamese firms, helping them export their agricultural products to the United States successfully. This includes rice in Can Tho City and sugar of Thanh Thanh Cong Group in Tay Ninh Province. He noted that it took … [Read more...] about Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.
U.S. food safety agency asserts Vietnamese tra fish quality compatibilityBy Trung Chanh Workers check the weight of tra fish fillets at a Vietnamese seafood producer – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH CAN THO – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the United States Department of Agriculture has proposed the Office of the Federal Register amend the Siluriformes fish inspection regulations to list Vietnam as a country eligible to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States. Vietnamese catfish, under the Siluriformes order, mainly tra fish (Pangasius), will be qualified to be shipped to the United States if the proposal is approved. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers told The Saigon Times today, September 17, that after receiving the proposal from the FSIS, the Federal Register posted a draft, seeking feedback for the request. The FSIS proposed this action because the agency had reviewed Vietnam’s laws, regulations … [Read more...] about U.S. food safety agency asserts Vietnamese tra fish quality compatibility
Shrimp exporters urged to prepare for stricter U.S. rulesThe Saigon Times Daily Farmers are seen harvesting shrimp. Vietnamese shrimp exporters urged to prepare for stricter rules in the U.S. market - PHOTO: VGP HCMC - Vietnamese shrimp exporters need to immediately make preparations to comply with the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) which will be put in place by the end of this year, the Government news website reported, citing Celeste Leroux, an expert from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). At a seminar with NOAA and members of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers in HCMC on August 1, Leroux said Vietnamese enterprises shipping shrimp and abalone stateside must provide records from harvest to point of entry into the U.S. Unlike the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NOAA will not send experts to Vietnam to inspect and monitor shrimp processing firms or take shrimp samples when shipments arrive in U.S. ports … [Read more...] about Shrimp exporters urged to prepare for stricter U.S. rules