(vasep.com.vn) At 10 am on January 5, 2021, the ceremony to export the first batch of 160 MT of shrim to markets was solemnly organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hau Giang.
According to the Directorate of Fisheries (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Agriculture and Rural Development), this is the first shipment to open the new year of the fisheries sector, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to export to a series of high-end markets like the US, EU, Japan ...
"With 8 containers, each container holds about 20 MT of shrimp, more than 160 MT of shrimp processed by Minh Phu Hau Giang Fishery Joint Stock Company (Song Hau Industrial Park, phase 1, Chau Thanh district, Hau Giang province) will open for seafood export of the country"- Director of Directorate of Fisheries Tran Dinh Luan emphasized.
Hosted the first shrimp export ceremony abroad, Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien highlighted: Vietnam has been negotiating, signing, and implementing 16 free trade agreements (FTAs), especially several new free trade agreements such as CPTPP, EVFTA, and most recently RCEP.
“Regardless of the complicated developments of COVID-19, the shrimp industry has still been a high economic value industry. It is forecasted that shrimp exports in 2021 will raise by 15% compared to 2020, reaching US$ 4.4 billion ”- Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said.
According to the director of the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) in the current context, the market has many fluctuations and challenges. Besides, the world economy in 2021 is forecasted to be complicated and unpredictable, reflecting in the increasingly fierce competition in strategy, trade conflicts, market competition, technology, and high-quality human resources;
“Non-traditional security challenges, especially climate change, have been increasing both in terms of impact and intensity. The disease progresses complicatedly, especially the COVID-19 pandemic. The fact that countries issued the lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 has partly created disruptions in the supply chain and trade flows. Those are bottlenecks that Vietnam needs to overcome to achieve the growth as expected "- Dr. Nguyen Quoc Toan said.