Vietnamese May Not Enter New Market Areas This Year

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 and is filed under Cashew.

Usually the transit time between west African countries and Asia is around 40 days for the raw cashew loaded vessels. Some slow ships may even take as long as 50-60 days to arrive. If the raw cashew is not fully dried, it will get damaged when it reaches the destination. This year, most small and medium scale importers are shocked by the damages which is mainly due to moisture, delayed shipment and delay in reach. But those who used non-stop fast vessels for their west African imports, are satisfied with the quality as these ships take just around 20 days in the sea route. So, only those exporters who have their domestic raw cashew inventory or full scale Indonesian and Tanzanian import contracts can easily tap new markets like Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Gulf countries and 60+ other kernel importing countries. Otherwise they can not establish their brand image. According to some Vietnamese press reports, they have enough export contracts but their cashew nut stock is not adequate.

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