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Vietnamese honey gets a sweet deal in Taiwan

By Thi Ha   April 3, 2022 | 09:40 pm PT
Vietnam’s honey exports to Taiwan rose by 57 percent last year to US$1.64 million, thanks to competitive prices and growing quality.

Oanh, a woman from the northern province of Hai Duong who is working in Taiwan, said Taiwanese increasingly prefer Vietnamese honey due to better prices than Thai products.

Last year Vietnam was the second largest natural honey exporter to Taiwan, accounting for nearly 10 percent of the latter’s total imports. Its export volumes rose by 44 percent to 382 tons, according to statistics from Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade.

In the first two months of 2022 exports quadrupled year-on-year to 46 tons.

Honeycombs harvested in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thuy

Honeycombs harvested in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thuy

Exporters said Taiwan is a promising market for honey due to growing demand.

Vietnam exports 54,000 tons of honey annually, 95 percent of it to the U.S.

But the U.S. has imposed a preliminary anti-dumping tax of over 410 percent on Vietnamese honey.

Its import tax on honey from other countries is around 30 percent.

 
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