Vietnam’s shrimp exports to China surge 30 percent in first half
Processing shrimp for exports (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)
exports to China reached 282.9 million USD in January-June, representing a
year-on-year rise of 30 percent, according to the Vietnam Association of
Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The association forecast further
growth in shrimp export to China, a key market for many Vietnamese shrimp
exporters, this year.
According to VASEP, the market holds numerous opportunities for Vietnamese seafood
businesses, as it has a large population and big demand.
In addition, China imports
shrimps for not only domestic consumption but also export to other countries.
However, VASEP noted some difficulties facing
Vietnamese exporters as China requires processing plants to have Chinese–granted
codes and be included in a list of exporters approved by China in order to
export their products to the market.
At the same time, the Chinese
market has continuously raised requirements for product quality over recent
The VASEP suggested Vietnamese enterprises focus
on improving the quality of products to make inroads in the market.
China is now the fourth
biggest importer of Vietnam’s aquatic products, after the US, EU and Japan.-VNA