VietNam Food Association (VFA) said that the rice exporter to be careful after the cancellation of nearly one million tonnes of rice shipments by buyers.

This lead to not exporting 6.8 million tonnes of rice as expected for first seven months of the 2013.

Most of the cancellation was by Chinese and Phillipine buyer and Nguyen Dinh Bich, a leading expert on rice exports, said China will need more imported rice than last year.