Rice exporters feel strain of restrictions

Rice exporters feel strain of restrictions

The disruption of the production chain in the past few months is pushing rice exporting and processing companies into an increasingly difficult situation.
ST25 and building up a protected trademark

ST25 and building up a protected trademark

ST25 rice - also known as Soc Trang fragrant rice, yielded from the ST25 rice variety - is the creative result of the hard researching process of agricultural engineer Ho Quang Cua and his team for the past 12 years.
The hoops to jump through for global brand protection

The hoops to jump through for global brand protection

With an increasing number of brand names of Vietnamese enterprises such as Pho Thin 13 Lo Duc and ST25 rice recently taken advantage of in the US market, protection of trademarks in the States through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) becomes crucial. Le Quang Vinh, intellectual property attorney from law firm Bross & Partners, writes about how enterprises can shun such a predicament in foreign markets, especially the US.
Trademark trickery blurs rice status

Trademark trickery blurs rice status

Unlike regional competition, Vietnamese branding approaches of well-established rice varieties could still see some improvements because of existing ambiguities in the product development strategies of the responsible government agenies. Nevertheless, the renowned ST25 rice could still participate in next year’s World Rice competition, and thus secure fame for one of the most important export goods of the nation.
Vietnamese rice exports break price record

Vietnamese rice exports break price record

The price of exported Vietnamese rice has climbed to a new record, exceeding the price of products from Thailand and other countries.
Over 1,127 tonnes of rice aid heading to Quang Binh for Tet

Over 1,127 tonnes of rice aid heading to Quang Binh for Tet

More than 1,127 tonnes of rice from the national reserve will be handed over to the central province of Quang Binh between February 3 and 7, to help local people during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Vietnam exports first batch of rice to UK under UKVFTA

Vietnam exports first batch of rice to UK under UKVFTA

The batch of 60 tonnes of jasmine rice was exported to the UK with the price of £15.5 ($21.15) per 10 kilogrammes.
Stage set for scale-up of nation’s rice

Stage set for scale-up of nation’s rice

Vietnam’s rice processing and trading have overcome the difficulties caused by the ongoing pandemic to acquire the export turnover of over $3 billion in 2020, a record in the past nine years, with exporters remaining bullish over future prospects.
Belgian Susrice project shares findings with local farmers

Belgian Susrice project shares findings with local farmers

Can Tho University and the Belgian Embassy organised a local workshop in Vinh Long to share the results of their Susrice project with local farmers.
Key export goods rumble on despite pandemic strains

Key export goods rumble on despite pandemic strains

Processing and manufacturing involving items such as electronics and rice is one of the main factors driving Vietnam’s all-time high trade surplus of $20.1 billion so far this year.
Vietnam first 126 tonnes rice to Europe under EVFTA   

Vietnam first 126 tonnes rice to Europe under EVFTA   

The first batch of 126 tonnes of fragrant rice Jasmine 85 will be officially exported to the EU under the terms of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
Agricultural products benefiting from EVFTA

Agricultural products benefiting from EVFTA

Goods like rice, coffee, and footwear are seeing the immediate benefits of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement.
Vinaseed rice products conquer international markets

Vinaseed rice products conquer international markets

The rice products of Vinaseed now have access to the priority lane when entering the European markets, opening the doors to the global supply chains.
Italian rice puts pasta in the shade during COVID-19 pandemic

Italian rice puts pasta in the shade during COVID-19 pandemic

ROBBIO, Italy: Europe's top rice producer Italy has seen consumption of the staple rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, putting even pasta in the shade.
Hue, Da Nang cities set up free ‘rice ATMs’

Hue, Da Nang cities set up free ‘rice ATMs’

Donors in the central city of Hue have set up a 'rice ATM' in the city to help underprivileged people that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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