Processing tra fish for export (Photo: VNA)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) – The Centre of Analytical Services and Experimentation Ho Chi Minh City (CASE) opened its representative office in the central region in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, on December 22 to help businesses ensure seafood quality.

The office is tasked with receiving aquatic products which will be later analysed and tested to ensure the goods satisfy export standards.

CASE Director Chu Van Hai said the central coast, including Khanh Hoa, is one of the major aquaculture hubs of Vietnam which is strong in aquatic product processing and export.

Khanh Hoa alone is home to more than 1,000 establishments buying and processing aquatic products. Among them, 44 companies specialise in export processing and rake in 350-460 million USD from shipments abroad every year, she noted.

The representative office aims to receive, initially handle and deliver samples of those products to CASE’s technical centres in HCM City and nearby Can Tho city where they will be analysed and tested.

Thanks to the office, companies in the central region won’t have to send samples to other countries or the CASE centres by themselves, Hai added.

CASE was set up in 1985 within the framework of a scientific-technical cooperation programme between the Vietnamese and French Governments. It is equipped with sufficient facilities and personnel that are able to conduct tests in accordance with strict international requirements, including those of Japan, the US and Europe.-VNA