Vi Thanh Sugar Refinery has to close due to a shortage of material sugarcane. (Photo: SGGP)

Unstableness of domestic sugar industry

Farmers in the Mekong Delta have started to harvest raw material sugarcane from the beginning of October. However, up to now, the remaining three factories in the region have not operated yet. Currently, farmers mainly sell sugarcane for traders to resell to sugarcane juice vendors. Ironically, both farmers who sell sugarcane early to benefit from high prices and those who have not harvested sugarcane yet want to give up sugarcane to switch to other crops.
Vietnam probes into high-fructose corn syrup imported from China, South Korea

Vietnam probes into high-fructose corn syrup imported from China, South Korea

Due to suspicion that liquid sugar products extracted from corn starch originating from China and South Korea showed signs of dumping in the Vietnamese market, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) decided to investigate to impose anti-dumping duties to protect domestic enterprises.