Vietnam exports first batch of fresh pork to foreign market hinh anh 1Chairman of the Mavin Group David John Whitehead speaks at the ceremony to announce the export success in Hanoi on June 25 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Mavin Group has become the first business in Vietnam to officially export fresh pork to a foreign market when the first batch was shipped to Myanmar, a success of not only the company but also the country’s animal farming sector.

Mavin Group, a joint venture of Australia and Vietnam, and Japanese-invested Sojitz Vietnam held a ceremony on June 25 to announce the export success and sign a cooperation agreement.

The pork shipment in late May, made in coordination with Sojitz Vietnam, is considered a success of the animal farming sector because this is the first time a company in Vietnam has satisfied another country’s technical and quality requirements to export pork. It is an important channel to bring agricultural products, especially animal products, of Vietnam to global markets.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam said the production capacity of the livestock farming sector has exceeded domestic demand, which even led to some overproduction crises in the past. Facing this fact, the ministry has proposed the Government issue policies encouraging major enterprises to invest in agriculture, including animal husbandry.

Vietnam exported the first batch of chicken to Japan in 2017, and Japan has permitted the Vietnamese chicken exporter to expand production and shipment to this market.

Vietnam has also been exporting suckling pig products to Hong Kong (China), Malaysia and some other markets. However, this is the first time frozen/fresh pork of Vietnam has been shipped abroad, Tam noted.

Chairman of the Mavin Group David John Whitehead said in the time ahead, the company plans to export at least one 40-foot container of fresh pork, equivalent to 26 tonnes, to Myanmar each month. It is also negotiating for shipping processed meat products like ham, sausage and smoked meat into this market.

At the ceremony, Mavin and Sojitz Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation. Accordingly, Sojitz will continue helping Mavin connect with big clients in the world.-VNA