March 18, 2017 | 21:32 (GMT+7)
Vietnam asks India to lift suspension of import of Vietnamese goods
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has sent a diplomatic note to India requesting the country follow international practices and early lift its suspension of the import of some Vietnamese products.
The Vietnamese products affected by the suspension are coffee bean, bamboo toothpick, black pepper, cinnamon, bean and dragon fruit.
Harvesting coffee in Dak Lak. Photo: vietnamnet.vn
The ministry also asked the Vietnamese embassy in India to forward the above diplomatic note to Indian ministries and agencies concerned.
India announced the import suspension in early March, which took effect on March 7.
Upon learning the news, the MoIT held a meeting with the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agriculture and Rural Development to discuss solutions and address the issue at the earliest.
On March 16, the Government Office also issued a document on the Prime Minister’s instructions for the issue.
The Prime Minister required the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to work closely with the MoIT and relevant agencies to clarify the issue and propose measures to deal with it within this month.