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Hanoi (VNA) -  The Koyu & Unitek Co. Ltd. expects to export the first batch of 40 tonnes of Vietnamese poultry products to Japan late this year.

According to head of the company’s export project board Nguyen Van Quyen, the group is waiting for the Japanese veterinary agencies to grant the export license.

It took two years for the firm to complete all necessary procedures to export its poultry products to Japan, he said.

The biggest problem is the building of its own monitoring management programme in line with standards of the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Japanese veterinary organisations.

Japan is particularly interested in products originating from poultry without avian flu diseases and antibiotics, Quyen noted.

The building of a safe buffer zone is difficult but the company has received support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in the field.

The company has invested in building a chain of production with bio-safety processes and the application of advanced technology.

It counts two seed farms and three commercial ones to serve exports in addition to 6-7 manufacturing farms to meet the domestic demand.

Apart from Japan, the company has studied other markets such as Europe, Australia, and Canada, Quyen said.-VNA