The VASEP forecast that the Tra fish exports turnover this year would be US$1.5 billion, a decrease of 5% compared to 2015.
The decrease would be attributed to the enforcement of trade and technical barriers in many import markets as well as low consumption demands there.
Vietnam is now shipping Tra fish to 150 countries and territories worldwide. Of which, the European Union and the US markets account for about half of the total exports.
In 2015, Tra fish earned an export value of 1.6 billion USD, which was 10 percent lower than the value recorded in 2014, reported the VASEP.