Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - VN’s Ha Giang beef receives GI

VN’s Ha Giang beef receives GI

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Cows tied up to an electrical pole for sale as locals, many of them ethnic Hmong hilltribe minorities, look on. HOANG DINH NAM/AFP

VN’s Ha Giang beef receives GI

The northern Vietnamese mountainous province of Ha Giang held a ceremony on Saturday to announce the geographical indication (GI) for its beef products.

The GI for Ha Giang beef covers beef produced in six districts – Dong Van, Meo Vac, Yen Minh, Quan Ba, Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man.

The certificate from the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam opens up huge opportunities for local farmers, protect their legitimate rights while creating the added value for the province’s beef products in the domestic and international markets, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Speaking at the event, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Tien emphasised the importance of managing and advertising the geographical indication of the province’s beef.

The province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development needed to facilitate technical appliance in farming to increase the cow quantity and in processing to improve the quality of beef, he said, adding that technical procedures in selecting breeds and cow caring should also be issued.

Late last year, Ha Giang’s Shan Tuyet tea also received a similar certificate. The GI covers tea produced in 44 communes of five districts and one city in the province, which is the third largest tea-growing area in Vietnam.

Registering for and protecting GI for specialities are necessary to protect, add value to unique products and promote their exports, experts have said.

GI could add value, increase access to new or existing markets, gain a competitive advantage and reap more profits.

By the end of last year, Vietnam had a total of 69 GIs. Most are for agriculture products such as fruit and seafood, processed products such as fish sauce, rice and handicrafts. VIET NAM NEWS/ANN

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministry requests school opening

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Thursday said it would request a decision from Prime Minister Hun Sen to allow a small number of schools to reopen next month. Ministry spokesman Ros Soveacha said if the request is granted, higher-standard schools will reopen

  • Kingdom eyes India FTA, China deal set for August

    Cambodia is studying the possibility of establishing a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with India to open a new market with the second-largest regional economy. This comes as an FTA with China is scheduled to be signed next month while similar negotiations with South Korea

  • Judge lands in court after crashing into alleged thief

    Sen Sok district police on Thursday sent a Koh Kong Provincial Court judge to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on manslaughter charges after he crashed his car into a woman riding a motorbike on Wednesday, killing her. District police chief Hour Meng Vang told The

  • Gov’t to boost Siem Reap tourism

    The Ministry of Tourism released the results of an inter-ministerial committee meeting concerning Siem Reap province’s Tourism Development Master Plan for 2020-2035 on Wednesday, revealing the government’s plan to improve the overall tourist landscape there. The meeting was attended by Minister of Tourism

  • Residents ordered to remove structures on Phnom Penh’s canal

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng has ordered authorities to act against the perpetrators who built houses along the Luo 5 canal in Meanchey district. The municipal administration plans to create a committee to solve the matter. The order was given on Wednesday while Sreng led

  • ‘On the offensive’: Cambodia to load up on loans to stimulate economy

    As the dust settles on the economy, Cambodia comes to grips with what needs to be done to turn the economy around, starting with a big shopping list for credit ‘We are going on the offensive,” Vongsey Vissoth, Ministry of Economy and Finance permanent secretary

  • Government set to make up for cancelled April holiday

    The government is set to make up for a five-day Khmer New Year holiday late this month or early next month. The holiday was earlier cancelled due to the onset of Covid-19. The announcement is expected on Friday as the government is studying a range

  • Families told to register for cash handouts

    The government has called on poor families to apply to commune authorities for evaluation to receive financial support during the Covid-19 crisis. A $300 million budget has been planned for implementation within a year. Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Vongsey Visoth said this

  • Crumbling prices, rent ruffle condo segment

    The prolonged decline in international arrivals to Cambodia intensified by renewed Covid-19 fears has driven down condominium sales prices and rental rates in Phnom Penh, a research report said. CBRE Cambodia, the local affiliate of US commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE Group

  • Over $3M in traffic fines collected in two months

    Traffic police officers collected over $3 million in fines throughout the Kingdom during the past two months when officers strictly enforced the law in accordance with a May sub-decree, officials said. As incentives, law enforcement officers received between 200,000 and two million riel ($50 to $500) each. The figures