The brand “Ba Ria-Vung Tau pepper” was launched by the Sub-department of Rural Development of southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on April 23.

From March 2013 to October 2014, the sub-department worked with the Invenco Intellectual Property Company to build a brand for Ba Ria-Vung Tau pepper, which was recently recognised by the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Department of Intellectual Property, Standardisation and Metrology.

The brand certification is meant to ensure quality control, enhance trade promotion and augment the product’s economic value.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a key pepper grower and exporter of Vietnam. It currently has nearly 9,050 hectares of pepper trees generating about 2 tonnes of pepper every hectare, mostly in Tan Thanh, Chau Duc, and Xuyen Moc districts.

Besides the pepper, three other local products also have brands, the “nhan xuong com vang” (longan berries), soursop, and Ba Ria salt. The province is building geographic indicators for these products.

It is also working to build brands for “bun Long Kien” (Long Kien rice vermicelli) of Ba Ria city, “banh trang An Ngai” (An Ngai rice paper) of Long Dien district, and “cha ca Phuoc Hai” (Phuoc Hai fried fish) of Dat Do district.-VNA