HA NOI – The EU has officially certified 380 Vietnamese seafood firms to export their products to the European market, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP).
The new list of certified exporters will come into effect by tomorrow, said Tran Bich Nga, deputy director of the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
Nga added that the NAFIQAD would assist enterprises in following European Commission regulations on exporting to the EU market.
The EU is currently Viet Nam’s largest seafood importer, consuming roughly 30 per cent of the country’s entire export seafood volume, earning Viet Nam roughly US$1 billion in revenues per year. During the first half of this year, the country earned around $634 million from the EU market, an increase of 21.7 per cent over the same period last year. – VNS