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A seminar on monitoring the hygiene of Vietnam ’s agro-fishery exports took place in Tokyo on March 6.

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Vietnamese Embassy in
Japan and the ASEAN–Japan Centre.

Addressing the
event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Doan Xuan Hung said he hopes the
two countries’ Governments and businesses will work closely together to
increase Vietnam ’s exports to Japan , especially farm produce and
seafood.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural
Development Nguyen Dang Khoa said since Vietnam and Japan signed the
economic partnership agreement on investment protection, trade and
service liberalisation in 2008, 86 percent of Vietnam ’s exports to
Japan have enjoyed a preferential tariff.

Vietnam is perfecting the management of food quality, hygiene and
safety based on risk analysis and universal supervision to meet
stringent global demand, Khoa added.

According to
him, Vietnam is among the world’s top agro-fishery exporters. Its
products are shipped to 160 countries, generating 27.5 billion USD last
year. Of them, shipment to Japan exceeded 2 billion USD, Khoa said.

Participants at the event learnt about Vietnam’s
quality management, the hygiene and safety of its agro-fishery products
exported to Japan as well as the food hygiene and safety laws issued by
the Vietnamese National Assembly that took effect in July, 2011.-VNA

By vivian