The National Food Safety and Quality Service of Argentina (Senasa) has approved the list of 203 Vietnamese seafood processors eligible to export products to Argentina.

The Vietnam National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) has asked the eligible exporters to register with NAFIQAD soon to have their batches inspected and certified before being shipped to Argentina .

The exporters should contact with Argentinean importers to keep abreast of and meet their requirements before delivering the products, NAFIQAD said.

The Vietnamese food safety watchdog also asked local processors to learn from Senasa’s notice of food safety and hygiene to avoid consignment return.

Senasa released a warning on food safety for Vietnamese seafood processors following a fact-finding trip in August 2012.

The Vietnam Customs reports that Vietnamese exports to Argentina totaled 31 million USD in the first two months of 2013. Major export items were computers, electronic appliances, seafood, and footwear.

Since 2010, Argentina has emerged as Vietnam ’s fourth largest trading partner in South America-VNA