Peruvian aquatic firms seek opportunities in Vietnam hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of six Peruvian aquatic businesses arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on November 7, beginning their tour of Vietnam to seek opportunities in the country.

While in HCM City, the Peruvian firms are scheduled to meet with their Vietnamese counterparts to learn about seafood consumption and aquaculture in Vietnam.

The meeting will allow Vietnamese aquatic firms to learn about the Peruvian market and seek new cooperation opportunities, according to Sai Gon Giai phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper.

About 75 percent of export-import companies in Peru are small and medium sized, making the market suitable for Vietnamese businesses.

Through Peru, Vietnamese products can access other markets like Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and western Brazil.

Vietnam earned 5.7 billion USD from exports in the first 10 months of this year and shipments are expected to increase significantly in the remaining months of the year because demand in the main import markets usually goes up during the year-end festive season, said Truong Dinh Hoe, General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (Vasep).

The country’s seafood exports are expected to reach 7 billion USD this year, a year-on-year increase of 5.5 percent, he said.-VNA