Toan Dao

Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

Toan Dao has covered Vietnam’s business community, with a focus on energy and agriculture, for a number of Vietnamese and international outlets for the past eight years. He also works as a program manager for the Hanoi-based Centre for Media and Development Initiatives, where he mainly takes part in providing training activities for local journalists and other players in the media community.

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May 13, 2022

Entobel has secured USD 30 million (EUR 28.8 million) in investment in its latest funding round and has formed a new partnership with Adisseo ... 

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May 10, 2022

Pangasius prices are at their highest-ever levels, with U.S. importers paying an average of USD 4.50 (EUR 4.30) per kilogram for Vietnamese pangasius in the first quarter of 2022 ... 

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May 9, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has refused shipments from Nekkanti Sea Foods and other shrimp exporters after finding they contained banned antibiotics ... 

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May 9, 2022

Record first-quarter sales weren’t enough for Thai Union to overcome pandemic and supply chain strains, and the company posted a drop in its net profit in its Q1 results.

Thai Union reported its net profit in the period spanning January to March was THB 1.7 billion (USD 49.1 million, EUR 46.7 million), down 3.2 percent from the same period last year. The company attributed the decline to the “ongoing impacts of the pandemic and

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May 9, 2022

Thai Union has announced the appointments of new chairman, vice chairman, and director following an insider trading scandal.

In a 9 May meeting, the board of directors of the Bangkok, Thailand-based seafood company appointed President and CEO Thiraphong Chansiri to be the chairman of the board, Thai Union announced in a note to The Stock Exchange of Thailand.

Kirati Assakul, an independent director, will become the vice chairman of the

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May 6, 2022

Thai Union Ingredients (TUI), a subsidiary of Thai Union, has put into operation a new omega-3 oil facility in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, and is looking for research and development partners for the facility ... 

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May 6, 2022

Amsterdam, the Netherlands-based food and beverage firm JDE Peet’s has issued a comprehensive new animal welfare policy, instituted stricter fish-welfare standards across the company’s global supply chain ... 

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May 3, 2022

Vietnam’s exports of squid and octopus increased in Q1 2022 as demand from its major markets rose. Vietnam exported USD 156 million (EUR 145.9 million) worth of squid and octopus in the first quarter of the year ... 

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May 2, 2022

CP Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s leading fish retailer Uoriki Co. to import more premium fish species from Japan to Thailand.

CP Foods said the partnership will bring to the Thai Market “high-quality fresh fish and seafood supply under Japanese standard at a more affordable price,” beginning later in 2022.

The two companies will begin a cooperative marketing and distribution strategy

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April 29, 2022
Indonesia’s tuna production now accounts for around 15 percent of global output, making it the largest producer of tuna in the world, Antara News reported, citing a government official. Indonesia Directorate General of Marine and Fishery Products Competitiveness Marketing Director Erwin Dwiyana said the average growth rate in Indonesia’s tuna production has reached 3.66 percent, higher than the world’s average rate of 3.42 percent. The… Read More