The European Union announced last week 30 more Vietnamese exporters were now allowed to ship their products to the bloc, bringing the total number of domestic exporters to receive permission to 330, NAFIQAD said. Earlier, the department said Japan, South Korea, China and Russia had allowed more Vietnamese seafood producers to export to their countries.
VietNamNet Bridge – More Vietnamese seafood producers have got permission to export to key markets, according to the National Agro-forestry and Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
Japan added four Vietnamese seafood export companies to the list of enterprises exempt from checking banned chemical and antibiotic products in seafood export batches.
South Korea and China also granted export licences to four Vietnamese seafood exporters, including the Viet Hai Seafood Processing, Import and Export Ltd Company (Vihaco), the Phuong Anh Seafood Processing, Import and Export Ltd Company, the Sao Bien Seafood Joint Stock Company (Sacoimex) and the Viet Thai Production and Trading Private Enterprise.
The department said 442 Vietnamese enterprises had export licenses from South Korea, 444 from China, 30 from Russia and 448 from Japan.
According to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporter and Producers, Viet Nam exported 632,000 tonnes of seafood in the first seven months of this year, earning US$2.2 billion. During that period, the EU was the largest importer of Vietnamese seafood, accounting for 26 per cent of the total export volume. The second and third largest importers were Japan with 17.5 per cent and the US, with 17 per cent.
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