A delegation of Mexican businesses made a fact-finding visit to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on April 10, seeking opportunities to import tra and basa fish from the Vietnamese locality.

The delegation inspected the farming and processing of the fish and learned about An Giang’s export directions, aiming to import tra fillets and fast food.

Alex Orozco, an executive of Mirpac Norte Mexico, said he is satisfied with the production and the quality of fish products made by local businesses.

Fish products, especially tra/basa fillets, and rice are key exports of An Giang at present. The province farms about 300,000 tonnes of tra fish every year while 17 of its businesses ship aquatic products to nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, An Giang gained 93.5 million USD from exporting 38,600 tonnes of frozen seafood in the first quarter of 2014, up 10 percent in value and 5 percent in volume from a year before.

Mexico is a new market for local enterprises. In mid-March, the Mexican Rice Council also visited the province to learn about its production and export of rice.-VNA