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Vietnamese exporters need to plan for FTA lawsuit liability

New free trade agreements (FTA) will help Vietnamese companies improve access to markets and diminish costs, but they will also require strategies and policies to minimise the probability of trade lawsuits, speakers said at a seminar on global trade late last week in HCM City.

U.S. pols take another swipe at catfish program

American lawmakers are taking another shot at eliminating a controversial catfish inspection program lambasted as a waste of American taxpayers’ money, this time trying to work a repeal of the program into a trade promotion authority bill currently before the U.S. Senate.

Vietnam, China sign MoU to boost cooperation in agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and China’s Ministry of Agriculture on May 20 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further expand cooperation in agriculture.

Vietnam to boost frozen squid exports to the UK

In QI/2015, cephalopod exports from Vietnam to the UK increased sharply compared with the previous years. Cumulative export value to this market rose 44.6% year-on-year, reporting the highest growth rate among EU markets.

Improved biodiesel from fish and cooking oil

Researchers from Granada (Spain) and Campina (Brazil) Universities succeeded in developing a new type of biodiesel that is more resistant to oxidation from mixing fish oil with cooking oil.

Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam restore coral reefs

Thousands of square metres of degraded coral reefs in central Quang Nam and Khanh Hoa provinces have been restored thanks to a nursery project conducted by the Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography between 2011 and 2013.

Global Aquaculture to Grow Further in 2015

World aquaculture production is expected to grow by another 5 per cent during 2015, according to the latest biennial food outlook report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.