The Vietnamese government informed the U.S. government that it will resume imports of dried distiller’s grains. Vietnam suspended imports of DDGs in December of last year after reports of detecting quarantined pests in U.S. shipments. Before the suspension went into effect, Vietnam was the third-largest export market for U.S. dried distiller’s grains, with exports valued at more than $230 million in 2016. Between 2007 and 2016, U.S. DDG exports grew from $392 million to $2.16 billion around the world. U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue called this great news for American agriculture. “I’m pleased that U.S. exporters will once again be able to ship DDGs to Vietnam, which is one of the fastest growing markets for U.S. agriculture,” Perdue says. “Expanding markets around the world can only help American agriculture.”
The DDG ban was one of several topics addressed during the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s visit to Washington, D.C. back in May of this year. The U.S. government is continuing to work with Vietnamese leaders on a number of other high priority agricultural issues.
Source: NAFB News Service