Viet Nam’s Seafood Appreciated in EU Market

Products of Ho Chi Minh City-based Vinh Hoan Seafood Co. was selected one of the best new products at the 2008 European Seafood Exhibition in Belgium.

Processing fish in an aquatic product factory in Ho Chi Minh City

According to Truong Dinh Hoe, Secretary General of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP), 44 local seafood companies attended the exhibition, including those who joined the event for the first time.

According to the Vietnam Commerce Office in Belgium , last year, Viet Nam earned US$950 million from seafood export to the EU, a year-on-year increase of 27 percent. The figure is estimated to reach US$1.2 billion  this year.

Viet Nam ’s seafood, especially those made from shrimps and catfish, are favoured by foreign clients, said To Thi Tuong Lan, VASEP’s Vice Secretary General.

Source: VNA

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