According to the Department of Animal Health, since early February, Russia’s Miratorg has carried out export procedures for 3,465 tons of pork through 15 Vietnamese enterprises, of which 1,490 tons have landed at Ho Chi Minh city’s Cat Lai and Phuoc Long Ports, and Hai Phong, while 1,974 tons are currently in transit to Vietnam.

It also said that from the beginning of the year to March 15th, Vietnam imported over 25,291 tons of pork, a year-on-year increase of 205%. Of which, 29.35% were imported from Canada, 19.43% from Germany, 11.83% from Poland, 9.98% from Brazil and 5.53% from the US. 

Earlier, in early March, MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong had a meeting with Mr. Viktor Linnik, President of Miratorg Group.

During the meeting, Mr. Viktor Linnik said that the group currently provides 400,000 tons of meat per year, and plans to increase the volume to 900,000 tons in the next 2 years. 

“We can export to Vietnam different kinds of meat, breeding food and flour with competitive quantities and prices,” he said, adding that the group has had shrimp and tra fish import contracts from Vietnam, and is preparing to import coffee and pepper from Vietnam in the near future. 

As scheduled, in April, MARD Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong will lead a delegation to work with the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, to help the two sides continue to expand import-export activities. 

The Miratorg Group has been granted a certificate for the supply of poultry meat and beef to Vietnam and is seeking permission to export pork under the name Bryansk./.

Compiled by BTA