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.
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.
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.
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.
Vietnam’s aquatic product export turnover reached US$618 million in May, pushing the total figure in the first five months of 2017 to US$2.8 billion, a year-on-year rise of 10.4%, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Accurate and detailed information about the production and trade of Vietnam’s tra fish was provided to the Spanish press at a press conference held in the Vietnamese Embassy in Spain on May 25.
The Government has issued a decree on aquaculture management, and tra fish products processing and export, the Government Office reported this week.
China overtook the U.S. as the largest importer of Vietnamese tra (pangasius) fish in the first quarter of this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a project to make the seafood sector more competitive with financial support from the State budget, international organisations and businesses.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a national plan on monitoring diseases on shrimp and tra fish for export in 2017-2020.
In an effort to ensure a sustainable development of the tra fish sector, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will support enterprises and farmers to boost links in order to improve tra fish quality to fulfill choosy markets’ demands.
Vietnam earned US$537 million from the export of aquatic products in March, bringing the total figure of the year’s first three months to US$1.5 billion, a year-on-year increase of 3.6 percent, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
VOV.VN - Tra fish exports to Brazil soared by 17.2% to US$12.1 million in the first month of this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep).
China has become an increasingly lucrative market for Vietnam’s Tra fish (pangasius) but Vietnamese enterprises face risks in this market.