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HCM City (VNA) – The import of poultry from the European Union (EU) has been on the rise in both volume and value in recent years, heard a workshop held by the EU and Poland’s National Poultry Council in Ho Chi Minh City on August 9.

Mariusz Boguszewski, Economic Attaché at the Polish Embassy in Vietnam, stated that Europe is implementing a series of activities of a programme to promote poultry products with the Quality Assurance for Food Products (QAFP) certificate in the Vietnamese market.

Therefore, the workshop offered a chance for representatives from the European Commission, the embassy, and Vietnam’s poultry importers to meet and exchange information to boost import and export of this kind of product, he said.

According to the European Commission, Vietnam’s poultry import turnover from the EU spiraled from 7.36 million EUR in 2013 to 15.7 million EUR in 2014 and 23.3 million EUR in 2015, up 113.15 percent and 48.22 percent year-on-year, respectively.

EU experts predict that in 2021, Vietnam’s poultry consumption will rise by 37 percent, in which domestic production will increase by 27 percent and import up 49 percent.

With a population of over 90 million, Vietnam is considered a potential market for high-quality poultry products from the EU.

Per capita consumption of poultry in Vietnam rose from 4.26kg per person a year in 2002 to 7.6kg per person a year in 2012.-VNA