14:35 | 02/08/2015 Trade
Facing mounting pressure from cheap imported chicken, domestic products are examining export options, stated Nguyen Tri Cong, Chairman of Dong Nai province’s Livestock Association.
According to him, the potential solution has long been hindered by veterinary procedures due to the lack of veterinary agreements between Vietnam and poultry import partner nations.
There were examples of local enterprises, despite investing in high-quality chicken farms fulfilling international standards, having business difficulties and even going bankrupt without the ability to sell their products overseas.
As such, Cong urged the Ministries of Trade & Industry and Agriculture & Rural Development, and the Vietnam Department of Animal Health to work with potential import countries on veterinary agreements and support domestic poultry companies to obtain World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) certification.
If local chicken breast products are exported, it will bring foreign currency to the nation and help reduce the prices of chicken wings and thighs within the local market to compete against imported poultry, shared Cong./.