Import tariffs must go, say EU processors

Tariffs on imports of seafood raw material into the European Union must go, said the head of the EU Fish Processors and Traders Association (AIPCE-CEP). “Measures that seek to protect EU markets from third country competition are outdated and should no longer be part of EU policy,” the AIPCE-CEP said on June 15

Today, the majority of seafood raw material imported into the EU for processing is subject to trade barriers such as import duties, Guus Pastor, president of the AIPCE-CEP, told IntraFish. Although there are exceptions, such as cod from the Barents Sea, the majority remains subject to prohibitive duties.  Read more of this post


EU MP: EU fish farmers must wake up to realities of global market

A leading Eruopean MP has rubbished complaints frm European fish farmers that they are not operating on a level playing field with Vietnamese competitors and told them to “wake up” to the realities of the global market place.

Earlier this month, IntraFish reported on complaints from the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) that European fisheries were disadvantaged compared to Asian producers due to countries like Vietnam operating with lower labor costs and less regulation. Read more of this post

Strong EU, US and Japanese demand to raise Vietnamese exports to US$8billion by 2020

Seafood exports are forecast to grow by 8-10 percent per year, with annual export value to grow from a current level of about US$5 billion to US$6.5-6.7 billion by 2015 and $8 billion by 2020, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vu Van Tam.

The US, EU and Japan would continue to be the three primary export markets for the nation’s seafood, accounting for 60-65 percent of total exports. To meet the targets, the industry would move beyond its reliance on current key products like tra fish and shrimp and develop the export potential of other seafood products, including tuna, tilapia, shellfish and seaweed, Tam said. Read more of this post

Pangasius export price to increase from 3rd quarter 2011

VASEP said European enterprises would import more Pangasius from Vietnam in this summer.

Besides, the demand of Pangasius in markets like US, Brazil will surge. Given the positive signs of the export markets, VASEP will adjust Pangasius export price from the third quarter of 2011. Specifically, the price in the US market and EU will be respectively US$4.5/kg (up US$0.3/kg against second quarter of 2011) and US$3.6/kg (up US$0.2/kg) Read more of this post

Jan – Mar: Strong growth in shrimp export

According to Vietnam customs, in Q1/2011, the country shipped 43,500 MT of shrimp, worth US$398 million, up 23% in volume and 36% in value against the same period last year.

Japan, the US and EU remained the three largest markets of Vietnamese shrimp in this period, claiming respectively 24 percent, 21 percent and 19 percent of the market share. Read more of this post

EU wants to import more tra fish

Businesses at the European Seafood Exposition in Belgium have affirmed that they will import more tra fish from Vietnam in summer, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP).

In addition, the US and Brazil will continue to import Vietnamese tra fish. Read more of this post

Vietnam seafood industry overcomes challenges

According to the latest forecast by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), seafood exports in 2011 might reach from US$ 5.7 to US$ 5.8 billion, higher than expected in the late 2010 (about US$ 200 million) and increased from US$ 0.7 to US$ 0.8 billion compared to 2010.

This forecast is based on the fact that global demand for seafood is increasing drastically, especially in large markets such as the U.S., EU,Canada, and Japan. This is an opportunity for Viet Nam seafood export to reach US$5.8 billion in 2011. Read more of this post

Viet Nam exporters look towards large markets

Large markets such as Asia, The US and the EU, which have substantial long term and stable import demands, are always targets of Vietnamese exporters. 

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), in the first quarter of this year, Asia was Viet Nam’s largest export market with an export turnover of nearly 10 billion USD, up 38 percent year-on-year. The country’s exports to China and Japan alone reached 4.3 billion USD and 2 billion USD, respectively.  Read more of this post

Seafood export to EU: Situation and trend

European Union is the largest seafood market in the world, whicj is known for many developed economies and high per capita income.

Due to the ever-depleting fisheries, there has been a growing gap between fisheries output and consumer demand in this block. The import of seafood is the only way for EU to satisfy the increasing demand for seafood of all types. Read more of this post

Vietnam’s export to EU market may face more hardships in 2011

Vietnam’s export operations to EU market is expected to meet more difficulties this year, according to Dang Hoang Hai, head of European Market Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Talking with Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon Online on March 2, Hai said that although the EU economy has been improved, it has still not reached the stability. In addition, at present, the EU market is also offering technical barriers for imported goods. Read more of this post

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