12:40 | 27/11/2016 Trade
Rice traders from China and the Mekong Delta province of An Giang met in the Vietnamese locality on November 18 to discuss measures to boost rice exports to the Chinese market.
Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Tran Thanh Tam told participants that An Giang is the country’s second biggest rice producer with an annual output of over 4 million tonnes.
The province has annually shipped more than 600,000 tonnes of rice to 63 countries and territories worldwide. Its rice exporters have focused on markets in Asia, Europe, Africa, America, Oceania and the Middle East.
Local businesses have taken the lead in zoning off large-scale paddy fields whose products satisfy importers’ demand.
A representative of the China Food Association said China has a great demand for rice, having imported 3.9 million tonnes of rice since 2012.
Chinese importers have been keen on Vietnamese rice, he said, adding that this offers a good opportunity for An Giang in particular and Vietnam in general to promote the export of agricultural products to China./.