Cocoa

Vietnam’s cocoa sector set to boom with state-owned plantations

Dispatches from Asia Choco Cocoa Congress in Singapore

State-owned plantations could rouse Vietnam’s cocoa industry

By Oliver Nieburg

Vietnamese state-owned companies plan to convert some coffee and rubber plantations to cocoa, delivering a significant boost to the country’s annual output, says Vietnam’s principle cocoa buyer Puratos Grand-Place.

Indonesian deputy trade minister: “Given that cocoa bean demand for domestic processing is increasing significantly, we have to review our current import policy.

Indonesian trade minister urges cocoa import policy review

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The Indonesian deputy trade minister has said that after successfully increasing domestic cocoa grinding capacity the country should lower cocoa bean import duties to prevent shortages in the future.

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