Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

According to the Chinese side, Vietnamese white clams, spotted clams and oysters have been assessed by China through fisheries control systems

These products are naturally exploited, managed and certified by the Vietnamese side with a similar process, it said.

The Chinese side suggested that Vietnam should conduct quarantine tests and issue certificates in the form agreed by the two parties so that Vietnam’s seafood products can be exported to China smoothly.

With the latest agreement, 48 kinds of Vietnamese seafood are now being exported to the Chinese market.

Statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs show that in the first nine months of 2019, Vietnam’s export turnover of aquatic products to China hit 831.8 million USD, up 14.19 percent year-on-year, representing 3.2 percent of Vietnam’s total seafood exports./.