U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension The Saigon Times Daily Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks as he meets with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, second from left, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, and Chinese officials at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China February 15, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Friday that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising. Both the United States and China reported progress in five days of negotiations in Beijing this week. Trump, speaking at a White House news conference, said the United States was closer than ever before to “having a real trade deal” with China and said he would be “honored” to remove … [Read more...] about U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension
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U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift The Saigon Times Daily An opposition supporter holds a sign that reads "Out" as she gathers to rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government at the Colombian-Venezuelan border over the Simon Bolivar international bridge, on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia February 15, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON/MUNICH (REUTERS) - The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border. The U.S. Treasury said it sanctioned PDVSA chief Manuel Quevedo, three top intelligence officials and Rafael Bastardo, who U.S. officials say is the head of a national police unit responsible for dozens of extrajudicial killings carried out in nighttime raids on Maduro’s behalf. Separately, the U.S. State Department said on … [Read more...] about U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift
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