Vietnam’s Covid-19 closures disrupt global coffee supply

People globally affected by the Covid-19 crisis could be soon faced with another one, namely a coffee crisis, as concerns grow over global coffee supplies amid tough coronavirus travel restrictions imposed in Vietnam to tackle the spread of the aggressive Delta variant of Covid-19.

Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest exporter of coffee after Brazil with about 29 million 60-kilogramme bags shipped in 2020, tightened lockdown measures in the port of Ho Chi Minh City, as well as brought in restrictions in some coffee-growing areas of the Central Highlands.

The strict restrictions have led to disruption of supply chains for coffee distribution around the world as traders in Vietnam have been unable to transport beans to ports for export, leading to an urge by the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association towards the government to ease restrictions for the industry.

Traders further said the problem of being unable to deliver beans to transport hubs was compounded by a shortage of containers and rocketing shopping costs.

Responding to calls from the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association, Vietnam’s transport minister Nguyen Van The told officials in the south to reduce unnecessary administrative hurdles to ensure the smooth transport of agricultural goods, such as coffee and rice.



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People globally affected by the Covid-19 crisis could be soon faced with another one, namely a coffee crisis, as concerns grow over global coffee supplies amid tough coronavirus travel restrictions imposed in Vietnam to tackle the spread of the aggressive Delta variant of Covid-19. Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest exporter of coffee after Brazil with about 29 million 60-kilogramme bags shipped in 2020, tightened lockdown measures in the port of Ho Chi Minh City, as well as brought in restrictions in some coffee-growing areas of the Central Highlands. The strict restrictions have led to disruption of supply chains for coffee distribution...

People globally affected by the Covid-19 crisis could be soon faced with another one, namely a coffee crisis, as concerns grow over global coffee supplies amid tough coronavirus travel restrictions imposed in Vietnam to tackle the spread of the aggressive Delta variant of Covid-19.

Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest exporter of coffee after Brazil with about 29 million 60-kilogramme bags shipped in 2020, tightened lockdown measures in the port of Ho Chi Minh City, as well as brought in restrictions in some coffee-growing areas of the Central Highlands.

The strict restrictions have led to disruption of supply chains for coffee distribution around the world as traders in Vietnam have been unable to transport beans to ports for export, leading to an urge by the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association towards the government to ease restrictions for the industry.

Traders further said the problem of being unable to deliver beans to transport hubs was compounded by a shortage of containers and rocketing shopping costs.

Responding to calls from the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association, Vietnam’s transport minister Nguyen Van The told officials in the south to reduce unnecessary administrative hurdles to ensure the smooth transport of agricultural goods, such as coffee and rice.



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