Processing seafood for exports (Photo: VNA)

An Giang (VNA) –
 Domestic seafood enterprises, especially those from southern localities, will have excellent opportunities to boost official exports to China in 2019 thanks to the country’s reduction of tariff and aquaculture output due to environmental and production cost issues, heard a workshop in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on March 5.

Speaking at the event that seeks ways to boost Vietnam’s agro-fishery official exports to China, Secretary-General of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) Truong Dinh Hoe suggested businesses manage the quality of products before exporting to China.

This solution aims to protect the brand of Vietnamese seafood in the Chinese market, he said.

Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Pangasius Association Vo Hung Dung said seafood businesses must improve the quality of products to meet strict requirements from China.

Businesses proposed relevant departments urge Chinese authorised agencies to add Vietnamese products to the “list of products approved for import into China.”

According to the VASEP, China has become a major seafood importer of Vietnam since 2013, and Vietnam’s exports to the country achieved a growth more stable than that of other markets.

In 2018, Vietnam exported over 1.2 billion USD worth of seafood to China, 70 percent of which were official.-VNA