On the morning of June 3, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD) held a conference on removing technical obstacles to promote agricultural product consumption in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The conference aimed to find solutions suitable to the new situation, and reach an agreement on an effective method of action in supporting businesses to achieve more good results in terms of economic development in the context of the pandemic. From the beginning of the year, agricultural product consumption has been difficult for both objective and subjective reasons.
In addition, congestion in the circulation of goods due to the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2021 made winter vegetables in Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Vinh Phuc, and the suburban districts of Hanoi partially redundant.
At the conference, the delegates focused on exchanging and recommending solutions for handling technical problems such as animal and plant quarantine procedures, food hygiene and safety issues, regulations on packaging, recording labels, and traceability. for exported agricultural products; solving difficulties for enterprises’ consumption of agricultural products when localities apply enhanced measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Besides, it is necessary to open up the market and provide information on trade barriers in specific import markets as well as facilitating the process of animal and plant quarantine, an inspection of food hygiene, and safety for enterprises trading agricultural products.
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