Russia to import Viet Nam’s processed chicken

Monday, Mar 09, 2020 16:17

Chicken processed at a plant of CP Viet Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Sinh

The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (VPSS) has allowed the import of Viet Nam’s processed chicken into Russia, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Animal Health on Sunday.

In a letter sent to the Department of Animal Health, VPSS said that CP Viet Nam Corporation was the first company in Viet Nam which got a VPSS licence for exporting processed chicken products to the Russian market.

This means that Viet Nam’s processed chicken product could also penetrate other markets in the Eurasian Economic Union, which included Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

The licence was granted to CP Viet Nam’s chicken processing plant in Chuong My District, Ha Noi.

The department said that expanding export markets for Vietnamese chicken would help increase the added value of Viet Nam’s poultry farming and promoting the development of a more modern industry to meet strict food safety and hygiene standards of import markets.

In 2017, Japan allowed the import of processed chicken from Viet Nam.

Viet Nam’s export of processed chicken into Japan saw increases during the past three years and reached US$11 million in 2019. The export value to Japan was expected to increase significantly this year as Kyou & Unitek Company Limited also planned to export more than 3,600 tonnes of chicken worth $20 million to Japan.

The department previously said that it was working with the Japanese side on the licences for other companies. A delegate from Japan was expected to visit and check two chicken processing plants of CP Viet Nam in HCM City and Binh Phuoc in June.

The department was also working to open the export of chicken to Hong Kong this year. — VNS

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