In the first four months of this year, over 30,000 tons of Vietnamese rice were shipped to E.U. nations, earning the country some 23 million USD, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agency of Foreign Trade.

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Italy rose to the top of E.U. importers, with spending on Vietnamese rice surging 26-fold year-on-year. Other major buyers included Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Under the EVFTA, the E.U. is committed to purchasing 80,000 tons of rice annually from Vietnam, which will enjoy zero duties in 3-5 years.

The shipments include 30,000 tons of milled rice, 20,000 tons of unmilled rice and 30,000 tons of fragrant rice.

Source: VNA