South Africa – gateway to Africa for Vietnamese rice

South Africa is a promising market for Vietnamese rice exporters as it consumes about 850,000 tonnes of rice a year, said an official from Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

At a working session with the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday, Tran Quoc Toan, deputy head of the MoIT's Import and Export Department said South Africa serves as a gateway for Vietnamese rice exporters to access the wider African market.

Madileke Ramushu, DTI Director of Asia Bilateral Relations, said South Africa always encourages and stands ready to facilitate Vietnamese businesses to increase rice exports to South Africa and other markets in Africa, especially those in the South African Development Community with a total population of 650 million.

Source: VOV5