The coffee industry needs to take advantage of EU anti-deforestation regulations

Raw Common Coffee Bean
Regulation & Compliances
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Dec 8, 2023

Tridge summary

The EU passed a trade law on April 19, 2023, stating that all agricultural products imported into the EU must not be produced on deforested areas after December 31, 2020. Vietnamese businesses must digitize and prove the origin of their products, especially coffee, in order to comply with the regulation. This presents an opportunity for the Vietnamese coffee industry to increase market share and adapt to green agricultural development in order to prove its sustainability to the world.
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Original content

According to The European Union (EU) passed the international trade law related to anti-deforestation regulations (EUDR) on April 19, 2023. According to this regulation, all agricultural products can only be imported into the EU if the entire production process does not take place on deforested areas after December 31, 2020. The biggest problem for Vietnamese businesses when facing this regulation is digitizing data and proving origin. Companies that want to sell coffee into the EU market need to collect the location coordinates of coffee farms to ensure they do not source coffee from deforested or degraded sources. In addition, businesses need to report other types of data such as the number of producers per batch, the quantity and quality of coffee beans, and make yield forecasts. If we want to maintain the current level of coffee exports to the European market and continue to grow, we need a lot of efforts. Joining hands between management agencies, businesses, ...
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