VOV.VN - The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has agreed to add 12 Vietnamese businesses to the list of eligible pangasius fish (Siluriformes) exporters to the US.
Exports of Vietnamese shrimp products are expected to experience a strong recovery in the first half of this year after a slowdown last year.
After keeping costs low for so long, tra fish prices shot up recently, yielding higher profits for farmers.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) on April 5 announced the ‘Final Results of the Administrative Review’ of the antidumping duty order imposed by the US Department of Commerce (DOC) on certain frozen fish fillets imported from Vietnam.
Tra fish producers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region are changing their production models to a more sustainable supply chain, in an effort to improve fish quality and adapt to climate change.
The tra fish (pangasius) export price is forecast to rise between 20 to 30 percent in April in key import markets due to a lack of domestic supply, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
Panama has allowed the sale and distribution of Vietnamese tra fish free of disease-causing microbes after it detected harmful microbes in several batches of tra fish from Vietnam.
The US has pledged that the implementation of US regulations will not hinder Vietnam’s tra fish exports to the market, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.
The Government last year gave the green light for relaxing some requirements in Decree 36 on tra fish to support enterprises, but experts said revising the decree is facing difficulties due to the strict US Farm Bill.
Representatives of Vietnamese businesses and agencies have expressed concern about the US’s rule establishing an inspection program for fish under the order Siluriformes, including tra and basa fish that are widely farmed in Vietnam.
Officials expect Vietnam’s tra fish (pangasius) export value to continue falling this year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The country's seafood exports fell to an estimated US$6.72 billion in 2015, down 14.3% over 2014 and 10.4% compared with this year's target.
Vietnam may sue the US Department of Agricultural Food Safety Inspection Service over its new regulations, which will make it extremely difficult for tra fish farmers to qualify their exports for the US market.
(VOV) - The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has enacted legislation establishing a new inspection regimen significantly impacting exports of tra fish, the major farmed freshwater species of the Mekong Delta.
Vietnam’s tra fish processors and exporters should take prompt action now as they have just 18 months as from March 2016 to meet the new rules issued by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) requiring domestic and foreign suppliers to meet the same standards.
Relevant Vietnamese agencies have been requested to thoroughly study the US’s regulations imposed on Vietnam’s tra and basa fish in order to employ measures to ensure that exports continue.
(VOV) -Vietnam was disappointed about the US Department of Agriculture’s plan to inspect fish of Siluriformes family including tra and basa fish in the country.
Vietnam’s tra fish export to China and Hong Kong (China) recorded a strong growth in the first ten months of this year, hitting US$122 million, representing a year-on-year increase of nearly 50%.
After a hasty start, Vietnam's tra fish industry should now plan an image makeover to improve the quality of exports and be competitive, for the long term, experts said.
The government has approved the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) plan to amend Decree 36/2014/ND-CP to resolve difficulties of management offices, enterprises and farmers in implementing the decree over the past one year.