The export of tra (catfish) is still facing difficulties although exports for January-September hit US$1.3 billion, up 5.8% over the same period last year, said the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Vietnam’s aquaculture, fishery industry and seafood are on display at the seventh International Exhibition of Fishing and Aquaculture (SIPA 2017) which is underway in Oran, Algeria from November 9-12.
VOV.VN - Experts have emphasized the need to implement a project to produce high quality tra fish breeds for the Mekong Delta region, which will bring high economic efficiency, improve product quality and develop a national brand to boost the sustainable development of tra fish industry.
A fair introducing products made from tra fish (pangasius) and seafood kicked off at the Hanoi-based Agricultural Exhibition Centre on October 6.
The Vietnamese tra fish (pangasius) and seafood fair is scheduled to take place at the Hanoi-based Agricultural Exhibition Centre from October 6-8.
Vietnam will not see high year-end growth in exports of tra fish and shrimp to US by this year because trade barriers have reduced their value, according to the national seafood association.
Domestic price of tra fish (pangasius) is rising due to increasing demand for exports at year’s end while supply source is limited, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Many Vietnamese exporters are seeking new markets for tra fish as they face high tariffs in the United States, long one of the biggest consumers of Vietnamese tra fish.
A tra fish and Vietnamese seafood product fair will be held from October 6-8 at the Agricultural Exhibition Centre in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district.
Despite a new US requirement that foreign exporters demonstrate their food safety control system is equivalent to American regulations, no backlog has been recorded in Vietnamese tra fish exports to that country.
A stronger marketing strategy coupled with substantial improvement in tra fish quality is needed to bolster the export of the fish as rough seas are still ahead for this product, experts said.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese seafood businesses will continue facing obstacles in the remainder of the year, including input material quantity and quality and barriers from import markets.
Vietnam’s tra fish exports to the United States have remained stable after it imposed a demand that exporting countries demonstrate their food safety control system is equivalent to that of the US.
Nearly 120 domestic and foreign fisheries firms will join the Vietnam Aquaculture Expo & Forum at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from October 25-27.
Vietnam’s export turnover of aquatic products is forecast to reach US$8 billion in 2017, up 14 percent year on year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
A Vietnamese aquatic products and Tra fish festival will run October 6-8 at the Vietnam Trade Promotion Centre for Agriculture on Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi.
Vietnam’s tra fish sold at Aeon supermarkets in Japan is listed among “TopValu” products which are goods with leading quality.
The fisheries sector needs to clear barriers for tra fish in the US, the European Union (EU) and China, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.
Vietnamese tra fish processors and exporters are worried that it will cost more time and money to put their fish on plates in the US after the country announced ahead-of-schedule food safety tests on imported Siluriformers fish and fish products.
Mekong delta localities sought to achieve sustainable development for Tra fish farming in Vietnam at a conference in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on June 23.