Deputy Head of the Import and Export Department Tran Thanh Hai said the new decree is a real policy breakthrough. “The most important thing is that the decree creates a major change in export thinking,”Hai said. Under the new decree, Hai said the conditions to become a wholesale business have been loosened. Businesses now can rent rice milling plants and warehouses, and are not required to own these facilities as they were under the old decree. “This helps businesses save resources and take advantage of surplus facilities of other businesses, saving costs,” Hai said.
The new decree also allows for a number of businesses focused on organic rice and rice products with added nutrients to export without a specialised export licence.