The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers has urged domestic enterprises to maintain strict quality control of aquatic products exported to China amidst the fast growth of tra fish export to this market recently.

The association advised enterprises to adhere to regulations on product origin, food safety and use of the seafood export certificates in processing and export aquatic products in general and tra and basa fish in particular. 

Earlier, the association has reported the situation of tra export to China to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and asked them to tighten quality control of tra fish products exported to China through border trade.

China has emerged as a big market for Vietnam’s seafood in general and tra fish in particular, with a growth rate averaging 21-31 percent a year over the past 5 years.

In the first five months of 2018, tra fish export to China earned the country 203 million USD, up 48.6 percent year on year, accounting for 25.5 percent of the total export revenue from this product./-VNA