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China’s Refusal of Cross-border Rice Shipments has 'Little Impact'

China’s Refusal of Cross-border Rice Shipments has 'Little Impact'

14 August 2014

VIETNAM & CHINA - Experts have said China’s cessation of importing Vietnamese rice across the border has 'little impact' on the Southeast Asian country’s rice exporting activities.

Tuoitre News reported the Vietnamese rice sector had been concerned about reports that China would prohibit rice imports via the border with Vietnam starting early August, and the reported ban actually took effect late last week.

Nguyen Cong Khanh, a trader who sells rice via the border to China, told trade newswire Vietnam Quality on 8th August that only official rice exports are accepted by the Chinese side.

Cross-border trading is a legal international economic activity between people of two neighboring states.

The products usually are traded in small volumes and values, and require less paperwork than the official trading activities.

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