Up to 2024, hundreds sustainable certifications are implemented and certified by aquaculture sector in Vietnam

BAP: Vietnam get total of 727 BAP certified facilities.

ASC: There are 241 farms certified ASC

Global G.A.P:  Many companies certified.

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To promote responsible practices across the aquaculture industry, the Global Aquaculture Alliance coordinates the development of Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification standards for hatcheries, farms, processing facilities and feed mills. 

The BAP program drives continued improvements via high standards that deliver significant benefits industrywide. The BAP standards cover aquaculture facilities for a variety of finish and crustacean species, as well as mussels.

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The ASC's mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain. 

ASC aims to be the world's leading certification and labelling programme for responsibly farmed seafood. The ASC’s primary role is to manage the global standards for responsible aquaculture, which were developed by the WWF Aquaculture Dialogues.

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GLOBALG.A.P.’s roots began in 1997 as EUREPGAP, an initiative by retailers belonging to the Euro-Retailer Produce

Working Group. British retailers working together with supermarkets in continental Europe become aware of consumers’ growing concerns regarding product safety, environmental impact and the health, safety and welfare of workers and animals.

GLOBALG.A.P. today is the world's leading farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agricultural Practice in a rapidly growing list of countries – currently more than 100.

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To contribute to promoting aquaculture seafood, agriculture products and food safety in general and fruit and vegetable for consumption in the country in particular and exports, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued the Criteria VietGAP on 01/28/2008.

VietGAP (Vietnamese Good Agriculture Practices): Practices good agriculture production in Vietnam is based on 04 criteria, such as Standard on production techniques; Food safety including measures to ensure no chemical contamination or physical contamination during harvesting; Working environment aims to prevent abuse of the labor of farmers; Product traceability. 

On 31 December 2015, all commercial fish farms must apply and be certified by VietGAP or other international certifications under Decree No. 36/2014/ND-CP dated 29/04/2014 about farming, processing and export of pangasius products. The Decree comes into force on 20 June 2014. The certification program is encouraged in farming many other fishes in Vietnam.

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Vietnam launches national Halal Certification Authority

HALCERT, operating under QUACERT, will oversee certification activities and facilitate discussions, training and international cooperation in the Halal sector.


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Delegates press the button to inaugurate the Vietnam Halal Certification Authority (HALCERT). — Photo
The Việt Nam Certification Centre (QUACERT) on Wednesday announced the establishment of Việt Nam Halal Certification Authority (HALCERT).

Its establishment, pursuant to Decision No 689/QĐ-TĐC of March 29, 2024, is a pivotal milestone in Việt Nam’s systematic development of its Halal industry. It aligns with the Prime Minister’s endorsed project aiming to enhance international collaboration for Việt Nam’s Halal industry until 2030.

HALCERT, operating under QUACERT, will oversee certification activities and facilitate discussions, training and international cooperation in the Halal sector.

Trần Quốc Dũng, QUACERT’s director,  highlighted the extensive research and consultation involved in HALCERT’s establishment which was undertaken from 2017.

He said in 2022-23, QUACERT spearheaded the formulation of standards for Halal certification bodies, subsequently published by the Ministry of Science and Technology as TCVN 13888:2023. This milestone serves as a crucial foundation for the establishment of HALCERT. He emphasised the authority has conducted comprehensive research, expert consultation and practical learning experience to design a customised model suitable for Việt Nam’s context.

Dato Tan Yang Thai, Malaysian Ambassador to Việt Nam stated that the timing of HALCERT's establishment aligns perfectly with Việt Nam's aim to enter the Halal market. He believed Việt Nam will have more opportunities to export halal certified products and penetrate into lucrative Muslims market which has more than 1.9 billion Muslim population around the world and with a value estimated to reach US$5 trillion by 2030.

“Some key advantages include Vietnamese halal products will gain enhanced reputation as Halal certification by a national competent authority can improve a business’s image and trust among consumers, indicating a commitment to quality and safety,” the ambassador said. — VNS

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