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8 July 2015| Viet Nam

Vietnamese poultry, livestock industries unprepared for integration, face deep trouble

That chicken legs shipped from the U.S. have been widely sold at less than US$1 a kg in Vietnam has sent a shockwave through the local poultry and livestock industries.

Vietnam imported nearly $54 million worth of chicken products in the first five months of this year, equaling 52 percent of the full-year imports in 2014, according to the latest customs data.

The U.S. market accounted for 65 percent of the five-month import value, or $34.8 million, and American chicken is the cheapest among Vietnam’s poultry meat suppliers.

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