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LAO RICE EXPORTERS STRUGGLE TO MEET CHINA’S STANDARDS
8/1/2017

ASIA NEWS NETWORK (01/08/2017)

LAO RICE EXPORTERS STRUGGLE TO MEET CHINA’S STANDARDS

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Rice exports from Laos to China have been affected by the high standard conditions formulated by Chinese authorities, according to a leading Lao rice producer. 

A Chinese company ordered 7,200 tonnes of rice last year but the country was unable to supply this amount as the standard required by Chinese buyers is very high, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce reported.

Lao rice producers are also struggling with high interest loans, the transportation system and electricity costs.

The Khamphengphet Shengsavang Agriculture Promotion Export and Import Co Ltd is a leading rice producer in Naxaithong district, Vientiane, that is involved in sales in the domestic market and exports.

To expand the rice business in region, the company proposed the government negotiate with Chinese buyers to consider dividing the rice quota for exports to China.

The company has two rice mills that can produce about 20 tonnes of polished rice a day, the company’s Deputy Director, Chanpheang Sengthavy, reported to a government delegation led by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith that visited the firm last week.

The company’s main business is planting, buying, processing and selling rice in addition to livestock breeding, she said.

The company is encouaraging farmers to plant around 200 hectares of rice, which would produce about 300 tonnes to 400 tonnes.

The company sells its products under the Red Sun brand (Tavandaeng), which is one of the One District, One Product items of the district.

A challenge for Lao rice producers is to produce rice for exports, particularly to China, by improving the standard during different stages, including the field environment, technical systems, machines and certification.

However, the quality of the rice of Khamphengphet Shengsavang Agriculture Promotion Export and Import Co Ltd is good as there are no chemicals, and the firm uses modern machines such as rice harvest tractors, paddy ovens and paddy huskers, Chanpheang said.

Besides, the company also promotes the growing of rice without the use of chemical fertilisers and asks farmers to pay careful attention to every step of the production process.

This year, Xuanye (Lao) Co Ltd is targeting the export of 20,000 tonnes of rice to China, and Chanpheang too hopes to supply rice through this quota.

 The total value of rice exports from Laos has increased from US$12.3 in 2013 to more than US$33.6 million in 2016, according to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Most rice is exported to Vietnam, Thailand and China.

 To access foreign markets, the government has stressed that Lao rice entrepreneurs should improve the quality of products in line with the demands of respective markets. 

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