The Dao-Heuang Group, the top coffee producer in Laos, is expanding its overseas sales network to China, local daily Vientiane Times reported Wednesday [2 May 2018]. The report said Dao-Heuang has reached agreement with China’s Kunming Kanglin Food Import and Export Trading Co., Ltd. at the end of April in southern Laos’ Champassak province…Full Article: ECNS.cn May 2018

Key Point

  • In April 2018, Dao-Heuang Group (DHG) signed a coffee supply contract (expires in 2021) with Yunnan Province’s Kunming Kanglin Food Import and Export Trading.

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  • In January 2017, the Prime Minister of Laos announced that his country would rice export 20,000 MTs of rice to mainland China from Savannakhet Province and from Khong District (bordering Thailand & Cambodia), Champasak Province.
  • In December 2015, Laos exported its first rice shipment to China from Savannakhet Province, southern Laos.
  • Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Vientiane, Laos, Dao-Heuang Group (DHG) originally began as a trading company that imported French perfume and wine, as well as tobacco and whisky from Singapore. The company has since expanded operations to include coffee, green tea, bottled drinking water, and dried fruit (e.g. bananas, jackfruit, etc.). In December 2012, DHG opened its own coffee processing factory (USD 200 million) in Champasak Province, southern Laos. As of 2013, DHG cultivated coffee on 250 hectares in Champasak Province and had an annual production capacity of 500 MTs (green bean). The company’s coffee product line includes coffee beans, ground coffee, and instant coffee.

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