Vietnam Fatherland Front to help push aquatic exports to Australia

09:09 | 11/12/2017 Economy- Society

The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) will join together with the relevant agencies to organise a dialogue between 100 Vietnamese seafood businesses in the Mekong Delta region and Australia’s Seafood Importers Association (ASIS) to promote seafood shipments to Australia, VFF President Tran Thanh Man has stated.

VFF President Tran Thanh Man and Norman Grant, President Australia’s Seafood Importers Association

Man asked the ASIS to pay due attention to the import of Vietnamese shrimp and tra fish while meeting with Norman Grant, President of the association, in Sydney on December 8.

He said that he believes that with significant improvements in quality, Vietnamese seafood will satisfy the strict requirements of its importers, including Australia.

“If shrimp and tra fish, two strategic goods of Vietnam, are allowed to enter the Australian market in 2018, it will be a practical move to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries,” Man noted.

Norman Grant, for his part, said that as shrimp imports to Australia are evaluated based on the biological safety principle, the VFF should work to supervise the shrimp farming businesses to ensure food safety before they are exported.

He expressed his hope that fish breeding facilities in Vietnam would be improved, meeting the fastidious requirements of Australia.

The same day, Man surveyed the Suez waste treatment technology on the outskirts of Sydney.

Man wrapped up the visit to Australia with his VFF delegation from December 6-10.

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