Nearly 30 Vietnamese businesses are attending the International Boston Seafood Show in Massachusetts, the US, from March 11-13.
The three-day event, the largest in the North American region introducing frozen and canned seafood products, have attracted representatives from over 900 import-export companies, distributors and supermarkets from the US and other nations in the world.
Shrimps are traditional goods of Vietnamese businesses at this year’s fair. In addition, high quality Tra fillets also attracted the American and international customers.
Nguyen Huu Dung, Vice President of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said that this is the 14th consecutive year Vietnamese businesses have participated in the event.
However, apart from maintaining the US market, Vietnam seafood businesses have also sought new markets. At this show, Dung said many South American countries like Columbia, Brazil, and Ecuador have a great demand for importing Tra fish and want to establish contact with Vietnamese enterprises to buy the fish.
Mai Dang Hoa, director general of Samefico - one of the Vietnamese businesses at the event, said that his company has earned great revenues thanks to exporting Tra and Basa fish to the US market.
“Every year, we export our products to this market because we enjoy a zero-tax rate,” said Hoa. “By participating in this show, we hope to seek new customers, besides maintaining regular ones.” He added that his company is expected to work with more than 20 new partners and 10 old clients at this event.
Vietnamese businesses’ participation in the show is part of the national trade promotion programmes this year. This is a good opportunity for the businesses to update information and penetrate the American and international markets in order to boost seafood exports.