Seminar seeks ways to boost export of agricultural products to China

Measures to boost the export of agricultural and aquatic products to China were discussed at a seminar organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on November 11.

Participants at the seminar, which was held in both in-person and virtual forms, included officials from 36 localities across the country, Vietnam's representative missions in China, and relevant agencies of the MOFA and MARD.

Vietnamese Ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai, the Trade Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy in China and the Consuls General of Vietnam in Kunming and Nanning said a strong recovery of China's economy and its policy to increase agricultural imports are advantages for Vietnam to further boost exports in the coming time.

At the same time, they emphasised that China is adopting more and more requirements relating to quality and technical barriers for agricultural and aquatic products, which requires Vietnamese businesses to quickly reform their production method and diversify key export items.

MARD Minister Le Minh Hoan said that the most important thing now is to grasp information about the demand of the Chinese market and Chinese consumers' habits as well as about countries which export similar products to China.

He asked Vietnam's representative offices abroad to assist in gathering information, thereby helping domestic agencies develop an effective strategy for trade promotion of agricultural products.