Representatives of Vietnamese and Canadian pork companies discuss about their products (Photo: by Embassy of Canada)

Hanoi (VNA) – Thirteen Canadian pork exporters have met with a number of Vietnamese pork importers, processors and end-users to showcase their pork and find opportunities for cooperation.

The meeting was held in Hanoi on April 6 by the Canada Pork International (CPI) and the Embassy of Canada in Vietnam.

"Canada is the third largest pork exporter in the world, producing two million tonnes of pork processed from 26.7 million high-quality pigs," said Canadian Ambassador David Devine.

"CPI is bringing together a delegation of member companies to explore market opportunities and establish business links with Vietnamese importers," the Ambassador told Viet Nam News .

He added that the impressive growth of 230 percent in Canadian pork exports to Vietnam in 2015 confirms the high potential of the Vietnamese market for Canadian pork products. It also shows the confidence Vietnamese clients have in the quality and safety of the Canadian product.

Cesar Urias, CPI Director of Market Access and Government Programmes Management, said Canada was recognised worldwide as a producer and supplier of high-quality pork, with a long history of sending pork across the world.

In 2015, Canadian agrifood and seafood exports to Vietnam reached 353.6 million CAD (270.44 million USD), five times the number in 2010.

CPI is the export development and promotion agency of the Canadian pork industry, with its members representing Canada's pork exporting industry.

A similar event is taking place in HCM City at the Le Métridien Saigon Hotel on April 8.-VNA