British Pig Association Sees More Chances in VN

The British Pig Association’s trade mission to Viet Nam from 6 to 8 December is very useful and they have met many people interested in the industry, the mission head said on Thursday.

Chris Jackson (L) meets Vietnamese business people at the British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

Mr. Chris Jackson, also export promoter for the association, told Sai Gon Giai Phong that the business trip aimed not only to promote export but also to find out partnerships between British and Vietnamese companies.

“We want various types of cooperation such as in finance, breeding, import and export, or publishing industry publications,” he said.

Therefore, the association members are exhibiting their products and services at the 2nd Vietnam International Feed and Livestock Industry Show, called Vietstock 2006, in Ho Chi Minh City.
“We see the exhibition and seminars ideal opportunities for us to share excellence achieved by British pig genetics worldwide and our wish to forge a closer working relationship with Vietnamese organizations and companies,” said the mission head.

The British Pig Association members exhibiting at Vietstock 2006 are Meriden Animal Health Ltd., the manufacturer of Meriden branded animal health products; Taylor Livestock Consultancy Ltd. (training and specialist veterinary advice); UPB Ltd. (improved genetic pig breeding stock and associated services); Middleton Livestock Services Ltd. (solutions for the import and export of cattle); and Positive Action Publications, which publish international technical magazines for the poultry, pig, dairy and food safety sectors.

Mr. Martyn Skinner, UK Trade & Investment Advisor, is accompanying the mission and available at the exhibition to assist with enquiries on trade between UK and Vietnamese businesses.

According to the British Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the pig association’s trade mission this time follow its successful seminars in late 2004 and late 2005.

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Reported by Tuong Thuy

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