Vietnamese ports sit on stockpile of imported meat

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Unofficial data in Vietnam shows there is currently a stockpile of about 100,000 tons of imported meat in the country’s southern seaports. Most of the meat is meant for re-export to China and to meet Vietnamese demand for the Tet festival. However, quarantine regulations have halted exports to China, while the domestic supply of pork is still abundant. An importer in Vietnam told Asian Agribiz that the backlog will continue because local demand remains slow, while the flow of goods to China has not resumed.

Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Covid-19 and the African swine fever had double impact on Asia’s pig sector and Ha Thu wrote a changing industry in, ‘Trends in Southeast Asia’s pig industry amid dual crisis’.