VIETNAMESE FIRM EXPORTS TRA FISH PRODUCTS MADE UNDER HIGH-TECH PROCESSES
Vietnamese firm exports tra fish products made under high-tech processes
Batches of tra fish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) products manufactured under a high-tech production process have been shipped to the EU, South America, ASEAN, China, and the Middle East by a company based in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
The exporter, Nam Viet Group, owns a tra fish farming area with modern technologies and GlobalGAP, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, and VietGAP certificates.
It also has several processing plants meeting strict requirements for exporting goods to demanding markets, in addition to a GlobalGAP-standard factory producing fish feed.
The company said it will export 300-350 containers each month, with each containing 25 tonnes of tra fish products made under a high-tech process.
Despite COVID-19, the export of agricultural products has basically met targets, especially tra fish, a major foreign currency earner that has gradually regained access to traditional markets, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien.
He noted that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which took effect on August 1, creates the conditions necessary for the Mekong Delta, the largest aquaculture and agriculture hub in Vietnam, to ship key products to European markets.
The agro-forestry-fishery sector posted a trade surplus of over 7.9 billion USD in the first 10 months of this year, up 10.7 percent year-on-year. Exports were estimated at 33.6 billion USD, up 1.1 percent year-on-year, while imports reached nearly 25.6 billion USD, down 1.5 percent.
In October alone, total export turnover rose 4.2 percent against September, to around 3.8 billion USD, the agriculture ministry reported.