An Giang-based firm exports tra fish products made under high-tech process

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020 08:33

Nam Viet's tra fish farming with modern technology in Chau Phu District, An Giang Province. — Photo

Batches of tra fish products made in a high-tech production process have been shipped to the EU, South America, ASEAN, China, and the Middle East by a company based in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.

The exporter, Nam Viet Group, has a tra fish farming area with modern technologies and GlobalGAP, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, and VietGAP certificates.

It also has several processing plants meeting strict requirements for exporting goods to demanding markets, in addition to a GlobalGAP-standard factory producing fish feed.

The company said it will export 300-350 containers each month, with each housing 25 tonnes of tra fish products.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the export of agricultural products has basically met targets, especially for tra fish, a major foreign currency earner that has regained access to traditional markets, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien.

He noted that the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which took effect on August 1, creates conditions necessary for the Mekong Delta, the largest aquaculture and agriculture hub in Viet Nam, to ship products to European markets.

The agro-forestry-fishery sector posted a trade surplus of more than US$7.9 billion in the first 10 months of this year, up 10.7 per cent year-on-year. Exports were estimated at $33.6 billion, up 1.1 per cent year-on-year, while imports reached nearly $25.6 billion, down 1.5 per cent.

In October alone, total export turnover rose 4.2 per cent against September, to about $3.8 billion, the agriculture ministry reported. — VNS

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