|A tra fish processing line at Hùng Cá Company in Đồng Tháp Province’s Cao Lãnh town.—VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu|
HCM CITY – The seafood companies should work closer with various ministries such as trade and industry and foreign affairs to overcome trade barriers that hinder Vietnamese seafood exports, a top agriculture official said.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Trần Thanh Nam, speaking at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) in HCM City yesterday, praised its efforts in the last two decades to apprise seafood producers about the market situation, advocate favourable policies for them and help exporters overcome technical barriers in major markets like the US and EU.
Since exporters will continue to face tougher challenges, especially in the
Last March the US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced preliminary findings related to anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese shrimp, including a tariff of 25.39 per cent, which is considered too high compared to past impositions.
Besides, Vietnamese shrimp products imported into the
According to VASEP chairman Ngô Văn Ích, this year seafood exports are likely to be affected by the
He said his organisation would continue to support seafood exporters and producers with market research, brand building and promotional activities to boost exports.
VASEP’s assistance would also include helping seafood firms gain access to new technology and production techniques to improve product quality, he said.
Despite many challenges, Việt
VASEP is a non-governmental organisation established in 1998 to link seafood producers and exporters to improve value, quality and competivitive capacity and improve raw material sources for exporters.
Its members account for more than 80 per cent of the country’s seafood exports by value.—VNS