The EC Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) has received the first electronic certificate for seafood export granted by Vietnam’s National Agro -Forestry- Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) via the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES), announced the NAFIQAD on May 13.

On its official website, TRACES announced that Vietnam has joined the system and suggested European Union (EU) authorities conduct customs procedures to the related Vietnamese seafood batch based on the electronic certificate.

Established in 2003, TRACES is a trans-European web-based network for veterinary health that notifies, certifies and monitors imports, exports and trade in animals and animal products around the world .

Currently, NAFIQAD is piloting the issuance of TRACES certificates with a view of applying the model on wide scale in the time ahead.-VNA