Promote public-private partnerships in the coffee sector (29/10/2019)

October 29, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, the PPP Task Force on Coffee - the Production Sub-Committee under the Vietnam Coffee Coordination Board (VCCB) organized the committee annual meeting. The meeting was attended...

Prospect for fruits and vegetables export to Asia - Europe markets (22/10/2019)

A series of events on Horticulture and Floriculture Exports - New movements in Asian and European markets hosted by HortEx Vietnam 2020 took place from October 22 - 24, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat City and Hanoi Capital.

Vietnam - China cooperate in producing and consuming tea and coffee (14/10/2019)

On the occasion of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of PR of China Han Changfu paid an official visit to Vietnam, in the framework of the dicussions between Ministers of the two countries, this morning (October 14) in Hanoi, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development organized the “Vietnam - China tea and coffee production and consumption cooperation forum”.

Vietnamese agricultural products with opportunities to access large export markets (11/10/2019)

On 11/10, Central Vietnam Farmers Association, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development jointly organized the Fourth National Farmers Forum with the theme "From CPTPP to EVFTA: Together with farmers to the global market. ”

Vietnamese businesses join the global agricultural value chain (08/10/2019)

Strengthening linkages between businesses is the solution to increase added value for Vietnam's agricultural value chain, and to join the global agricultural value chain. That was the general opinion of the delegates at the forum "Vietnam enterprises: Links to participate in the global agricultural value chain", organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, October 8, 2019, in Hanoi.

Change on the quality control regulations for pepper exported to the EU from 2020 (08/10/2019)

According to Decision No.501/QD-BNN-BVTV of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development dated February 12, 2019 on the removal of veterinary drugs containing the active ingredient Chlorpyrifos, Ethyl and Fipronil from the list of permitted veterinary drugs to be used in Vietnam, these active ingredients can only be manufactured, imported for a maximum of 01 year, traded, used for a maximum of 02 years from the date this Decision takes effect. Therefore, farmers are still using these two active ingredients for pepper at least until 2021.

Regarding this issue, the European Spices Association (ESA) on September 30, 2019 informed the relevant entities about the deadline to allow the use of two active ingredients, Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-methyl, at the current level as of January 31, 2020. After this date, the MRLs for these substances will apply under the new regulations is 0.01ppm. It can be said that this is a very strict regulation to control the quality of pepper exported to the EU since 2020. In the context of saturated markets and deeply falling prices, this is extremely unfavorable for farmers and exporters.

Again, the current European allowable level for active ingredients Chlorpyrifos is 1.0 ppm and Chlorpyrifos-methyl is 0.3 ppm. According to this announcement, the European Quality Commission will reduce the current allowed MRLs residuals to 0.01ppm and this will make it difficult for Vietnamese businesses to export Vietnamese pepper to Europe, starting with the January 2020 harvest. Some other pepper producing countries such as Indonesia (0.1ppm) and Malaysia (0.5ppm) are currently also allowed to use these active ingredients and so will be affected by this regulation.

IPC has informed the government of pepper producing countries to find solutions to this situation in order to minimize the impact on exports in the crop year to 2020. In the immediate future, pepper exporters, collectors should take the initiative in grasping the situation and information and advise farmers to control the use of these two active ingredients on pepper plants, including stopping the use of these two substances 03 months before harvesting. The new regulations on MRLs reduction according to new European regulations would be applied from January 31, 2020.


Legal documents

Number Date issued Description Download
BT-PSAV-Q2-2019-EN 30/07/2019

PSAV Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2019

BT-PSAV-Q1-2019-EN 01/04/2019

PSAV Newsletter 1st Quarter 2019

BT-PSAV-Q4-2018-EN 30/12/2018

PSAV Newsletter 4th Quarter 2018

BT-PSAV-Q3-2018-EN 30/09/2018

PSAV Newsletter 3rd Quarter 2018

BT-PSAV-Q2-2018-EN 30/06/2018

PSAV Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2018

BT-PSAV-Q1-2018-EN 30/03/2018

PSAV Newsletter 1st Quarter 2018

Number Date issued Description Download
14/2017/TT-BNNPTNT 05/07/2017

Guidance On Public Private Partnership For Investment In Agriculture And Rural Areas

30/2015/NĐ-CP 17/03/2015

Guidelines For Some Articles On Investor Selection Of The Law On Bidding

15/2015/NĐ-CP 14/02/2015

The Decree on Public - Private Partnership Investment Form

67/2014/QH13 24/11/2014

Law on Investment

71/2010/QD-TTg 09/11/2010

Decision promulgating the regulation on pilot investment in the Public-Private Partnership form

Number Date issued Description Download
BC-24-09-2019-EN 28/10/2019

Meeting minutes Livestock Outlook and PPP dialogue and Introduction of the PPP Task force on Livestock

WEF-27-03-2019-EN 27/03/2019

New Vision for Agriculture Country Partnership Guide (CPG) Toolkit

BC-12-03-2019-EN 12/03/2019

Outcomes of agiculture production in 2018 and orientations, mandates and solutions for 2019

Grow Asia Forum 2018 Summary Report 02/11/2018

Grow Asia Forum 2018 Summary Report: Innovations for Results – Exploration and Inspiration

GA2018 Digital Country Partnership Updates Vietnam 01/09/2018

GA2018 Digital Country Partnership Updates Vietnam

PSAV-REPORT-2018-EN 28/05/2018


Number Date issued Description Download
PSAV-General-Meeting-2019 17/05/2019

PSAV  General Meeting 2019

PSAV-PPP-Task-Force-Leaders-Meeting 20/02/2019

PSAV PPP Task Force Leaders’ Meeting

PSAV-Semi-annual-General-Meeting-2018 16/08/2018

PSAV Semi annual General Meeting 2018

PSAV-General-Meeting-2017 09/01/2018

PSAV General Meeting 2017

PPP-in-High-Technology-Agriculture 09/03/2017

The Dialogue on PPP in High Technology Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges.

PSAV-General-Meeting-2016 30/11/2016

PSAV General Meeting 2016

PSAV was established in 2010 under the "New Vision for Agriculture 2020" approach to the 20-20-20 objective, which is 20% increase in productivity, 20% reduction in poverty, and 20% reduction in emissions. PSAV focuses on linking actors in the agricultural sector to share experiences and collaborate on the value chain development of key agricultural commodities in Vietnam in the form of Public Private Partnership (PPP). Up to date, PSAV has eight PPP Task Forces (TF), including Coffee, Tea, Vegetables and Fruits, Fisheries, Rice, Spices and Pepper, Livestocks, Agro-Chemicals, which are formed and operated with the participation of 70 organizations, including government agencies, companies, industry associations, research institutes, international and non-governmental organizations.


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