Additional Vietnamese enterprises licensed to export seafood products to China22-03-2023

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced on February 2, 2023, that 23 Vietnamese seafood enterprises had been informed by the system of instructions to register the export of plant-based food to China (CIFER). Under the General Administration of Customs of China, this market has been officially approved, and declared eligible for export.

Requesting That Localities Complete the Database On Fishing Vessels as Soon as Possible01-12-2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference on September 29 to discuss solutions to overcome shortcomings and limitations in combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Delegates focused on reviewing and highlighting existing issues that must be addressed immediately in the fight against IUU fishing.

Promoting trade and investment in the Middle East market20-04-2022

From February 15 - 19, 2022, Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam led a delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to attend a series of trade and investment promotion activities in the agricultural sector in the UAE.

Classification of Goods and Analysis to Check the Quality and Safety of Food for Imported and Exported Goods22-11-2021

On February 22, 2021, the Minister of Finance issued Circular No. 17/2021 / TT-BTC amending and supplementing a number of articles in Circular No. 14/2015 / TT-BTC dated January 30, 2015. The Minister of Finance guides the classification of goods and analysis for food safety inspection for exported and imported goods.

Food Safety Control at the Farming, Harvesting Stage of Siluriformes fish and its products which exported to the United States market28-07-2020

In accordance with the new provisions of the Fisheries Law 2017, Decree 26/2019 / ND-CP dated March 8, 2019 of the Government, the MARD has issued Decision No. 1802/QD- BNN-QLCL dated 22/5/2020 about the "Food Safety Control Program for Siluriformes fish and its products which exported to the United States market”.

Agriculture Sector Will Control Food Safety to Expand Export Markets in 202027-03-2020

In 2020, in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of quality control, food safety, minimizing biological pollution, impurities and pesticide residues to meet the requirements of ensuring food safety for domestic consumption and export market expansion. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued an action plan to ensure food safety in the agriculture sector in 2020.

Food Safety Control System for Vietnamese Catfish is Equivalent to The United State09-12-2019

After more than three years of efforts to negotiate and improve the system of legislative documents, on October 31st, the US Department of Agriculture officially announced the decision to recognize the equivalent of a food safety control system for Vietnam's catfish exports to the United States. This is the premise for firmly developing catfish trade in the coming time.

Seafood export in 2019: Being confident with the target of US $ 10 billion turnover21-08-2019

Favorable economic growth, the fisheries sector is confident to reach its target in 2019 with export turnover of US $ 10 billion and total output of 7.9 million tons.

Go Cong coastal area promotes the potential of aquaculture for export17-06-2019

Currently, Go Cong Dong and Tan Phu Dong coastal districts (Tien Giang) are actively promoting the potential of coastal and estuarine aquaculture downstream of Tien River to create value for processing and exporting seafood; helping farmers increase their income, stabilize their lives.

Vietnam will have to compete more with India in seafood exports25-04-2019

The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said, in the near future, Vietnam will have to compete more with India when exporting seafood (especially for black tiger shrimp) to Japan - a traditional market.

Vietnam shrimp exports to Japan are expected to increase in 201926-02-2019

Japan is the second largest importer of shrimp in the world, accounting for about 14% of the total value of shrimp imports of the world in recent years. On average, Japan imports about US$ 2.5 billion of shrimp every year. In 2018, importing shrimp into Japan reached US$ 2.35 billion, down 7.1% compared to 2017. Among the top 6 main shrimp suppliers for Japan, shrimp imports from Thailand and Indonesia increased slightly while importing from Vietnam, India, Argentina, China decreased compared to 2017.

Seafood export in 2019: Take advantage of breakthrough opportunities28-01-2019

In 2019, along with the increasing demand of the market, the effect of many new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is seen as a driving force for Vietnam' seafood export industry in the international market.

Shrimp exports continue to be stagnant in October14-12-2018

From April to October this year, Vietnam shrimp export has not shown signs of recovery over the same period in 2017. In October, Vietnam shrimp exports decreased 17.3% over the same period last year to over US $ 348 million dollars. In the first 10 months of this year, shrimp export of the country reached US $ 2.97 billion, down 5.8% over the same period in 2017.

Shrimp exports fell by 4% in the first nine months22-11-2018

Since the second quarter of 2018, Vietnam shrimp export continued to decline compared with the same period in 2017. In September, Vietnam shrimp exports decreased 14.8% over the same period last year to nearly US $ 332 million. Due to the decline in the second quarter and the third quarter of this year, shrimp export of the country in the first nine months of this year reached US $ 2.6 billion, down 4% over the same period in 2017.

Squid and octopus export decreased by 7.8%15-10-2018

Vietnam’s export of squid, octopus has continued to decline in August. The export value of this month only reached nearly US $ 64 million, down 7.8% over the same period in 2017. However, thanks to the good growth in the previous months, total export value in the first eight months was up 3.5% over the same period, reached US $ 417 million.

Agro – forestry - fisheries export turnover reached US $ 19.4 billion in the first 6 months of 201825-07-2018

In the first 6 months of 2018, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has basically exceeded the target set by the Government.

Squid and Octopus export to ASEAN and China market31-05-2018

Squid continued to be the main export products of Vietnamese cephalopod in the first three months of 2018, accounting for 56 per cent of total export value, while octopus products accounted for 44 per cent. Of that, exports of dried/fermented/fresh/live/frozen octopus (HS code 03) accounted for the highest proportion of almost 34 per cent; followed by fresh/live/frozen squid (HS code 03) with 31.7 per cent. This year, thanks to abundant raw materials and high demand from the main import markets, Viet Nam has boosted its squid and octopus export.

Tra fish export: Gradually moving to Asian markets10-05-2018

In the first three months of 2018, tra fish export was estimated at US $ 438.2 million, up 18 per cent compared to the same period last year. Of which, tra fish export to the main markets saw a positive growth rate, such as China - Hong Kong increased 45 per cent, USA increased 22.7 per cent; ASEAN increased 56.5 per cent, etc.

Vietnamese tuna export in early months 201819-04-2018

 As of March 15th 2018, Vietnam's tuna exports to main markets continued to grow well, with the value export to export markets reached nearly US $ 110 million, an increase of 18.2 per cent over the same period of 2017 (according to VASEP).

Disease surveillance on shrimp and tra fish export16-04-2018

Shrimp and Tra fish are important seafood export items of Viet Nam, accounting for 2/3 of total country’s seafood export value.