Launching ceremony of the first batch of fragrant rice exported to Europe following EVFTA

 

Far East Rice Mill Joint Stock Company is one of the first businesses to export to Europe following the EVFTA agreement.

 

An Giang, September 22nd, 2020 - Far East Rice Mill Joint Stock Company attended the announcement ceremony as one of the first enterprises to have the first batch of fragrant rice exported to the European market under EU – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).

 

 

 

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh affirmed that EU is a potential market with a population of more than 500 million people. However, EU is a market with very strict product standards and quality, hence this event of the first batch of fragrant rice exported to EU is tremendously meaningful for Vietnam's rice industry, confirming the quality and brand of Vietnamese rice in the world market.

 

              Ông Lê Quốc Doanh Thứ trưởng Bộ Nông nghiệp và Phát triển nông thôn

 

Mr. Le Quoc Doanh Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

 

 

To leverage this advantage in the upcoming time, Deputy Minister- Le Quoc Doanh asked localities, businesses and citizens to firmly grasp the contents of the commitments in the EVFTA and the requirements that the EU has issued for each rice varieties, especially on the subject of quality, origin and food hygiene & safety.

 

 

Đại Diện Công ty Cổ Phần Chế Biến Gạo Viễn Đông

 

Representatives of Far East Rice Mill Joint Stock Company

 

 

Marion Matinez, an official of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Eurocham) said that EVFTA is a mutually beneficial agreement for both Vietnam and the EU, because EVFTA is one of the most comprehensive and ambitious free trade agreements ever signed between the EU and a developing country.

 

 

Bà Marion Matinez

 

Ms. Marion Matinez, an official of the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Eurocham)

 

 

"In a world where normal business operations are stagnant due to the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic growth is at stake, EVFTA will help kick start trade and investment between both sides. Vietnam has reopened business, even as other countries around the world are struggling to cope with the impact of the pandemic. This will create an even greater incentive for European businesses to invest in a safe, secured and rapidly growing market ", Ms. Marion Matinez said.

 

 

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