Vietnam imports 16,000 Australian cows a month, by Kim Chi, Vietnam Net Bridge, 25 December 2016.

An edited extract of the original article appears below.

… The director of a company specializing in importing and distributing Australian cows told the press that 16,000 cows are imported to Vietnam a month and the figure would be increasing.

“I am sure the imports will be increasing because there is no other source of supply which can provide products in large quantity and offer competitive prices,” he said.

On December 10, Dong Ha Company opened a shop specializing in distributing Australian beef in Can Tho City.

Dong Ha’s director Le Thi Kim Thu said the company plans to import 2,000 Australian cows in the first consignment, while the import volume in the next months will be based on the market demand.

Thu said this is the first closed and professional slaughtering line in Mekong Delta. “We choose healthy and safe cows in accordance with Australian ESCAS (Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System) and Vietnamese safety standards,” she said.

Thu went on to say that the company plans to open more shops and first-class sales agents in other districts in December. In a longer-term plan, it will bring Australian beef into supermarkets, traditional markets, restaurants and hotels in Mekong Delta and HCMC…

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