In particular, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietnam’s tuna export value to Japan increased by nearly 20% over the same period in 2019.

Besides Japan, Peru is also very fond of Vietnam’s tuna. Tuna exports to Peru saw an impressive growth rate of 279% in January. Some other outstanding markets, including Russia, Algeria and Ukraine, reported growth rates at 3 digits compared to the same period in 2019.

However, Vietnam’s tuna export situation is not very satisfactory. Tuna export value of Vietnam in January 2020 reached nearly USD40 million, a year-on-year reduction of 31%. This year, the tuna export scale is narrowed with 55 markets, against 65 last year. Meanwhile, tuna export turnover to traditional markets such as the US, EU, ASEAN and China decreased.

Vietnamese processed chicken meat allowed to export to Russia

Chicken processed at CP Vietnam Corporation (Photo:

The Russian Federal Service for Animal and Plant Health Inspection has officially announced that the country has allowed the import of processed chicken meat from Vietnam.

In its letter to the Department of Animal Health under the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Russian service noted that the CP Vietnam Corporation is the first business granted license to export processed chicken meat to Russia.

Vietnam being allowed to export processed chicken meat to Russia means the products are allowed to be exported to countries in the Eurasian Economic Union, including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

In order to be able to export processed chicken into these strict markets, Vietnam must meet the standards of raising, slaughtering and processing chicken in chains, ensuring biosecurity and disease safety and food safety with origin display.

In addition, there are a number of other standards and technical barriers of the Russian Federation in particular and the Eurasian Economic Union in general that need to be met before exporting the product.

Earlier, in 2017, the Department of Animal Health also successfully negotiated with Japan to export processed chicken to this market.

The expansion of processed chicken exports to many countries not only helps raise the added value of the poultry industry in Vietnam, but also opens a new direction for chicken farmers as they depend less on the domestic market, thereby raising the position of Vietnam’s livestock industry with high technology, ensuring disease and food safety.

Koreans in Vietnam give aid to Covid-19 isolation areas

Koreans present goods to an isolated area in Hoa Binh province. (Photo: Korean Association in Vietnam)

Presents, including some VND1.1 billion in cash and goods worth VND700 million, were sent to 16 areas under isolation in Hanoi which was set up to fight Covid-19.

The isolated areas have both people from the Republic of Korea and Vietnamese who are suspected to have contracted the disease.

The presents come from the Korean Association in Hanoi, the Korea Chamber of Business in Vietnam (Korcham), the Association of Korean small- and medium-sized businesses, and some others.

According Korean Ambassador to Vietnam Park Noh-wan, some 300 Koreans are being isolated for Covid-19 prevention in Vietnam, including 174 in Hanoi, 19 in Da Nang and 145 in Ho Chi Minh city. Among 170,000 Korean living in Vietnam, none have been confirmed to have Covid-19.

Statistics from the Vietnamese Ministry of Health showed that as of 11h30 on March 9thh, Covid - 19 was reported across over 100 countries and territories, infecting nearly 110,000, killing over 3,800. Thirty cases have been reported in Vietnam, with no fatalities./.

Compiled by BTA