Canadian exporters discuss pork trade

Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 17:50

Representatives of Vietnamese and Canadian pork companies discuss about their products  — Photo by Embassy of Canada

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Canadian pork exporters attended a seminar held in Hà Nội on Wednesday by Canada Pork International (CPI) and the Embassy of Canada in Viet Nam.

At the seminar, 13 firms met with a number of Vietnamese pork importers, processors and end-users to showcase Canadian pork and find opportunities for co-operation.

"Canada is the third largest pork exporter in the world, producing two million tonnes of pork processed from 26.7 million high-quality pigs," said Canadian Ambassador David Devine.

"CPI is bringing together a delegation of member companies to explore market opportunities and establish business links with Vietnamese importers," the Ambassador told Viet Nam News.

He added that the impressive growth of 230 per cent in Canadian pork exports to Viet Nam in 2015 confirms the high potential of the Vietnamese market for Canadian pork products. It also shows the confidence Vietnamese clients have in the quality and safety of the Canadian product.

Canada is the third largest pork exporter in the world. — Photo

Cesar Urias, CPI director of Market Access and Government Programmes Management, said Canada was recognised worldwide as a producer and supplier of high-quality pork, with a long history of sending pork across the world.

In 2015, Canadian agrifood and seafood exports to Viet Nam reached C$353.6 million (US$270.44 million), five times the number in 2010.

CPI is the export development and promotion agency of the Canadian pork industry, with its members representing Canada's pork exporting industry.

A similar event is taking place in HCM City at the Le Métridien Saigon Hotel today. — VNS

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