Experts in helping you source, produce and receive the best fish and seafood from Vietnam. Partner with us to work with an American owned sourcing company with people on the ground to handle getting you the highest quality products.
First, we need to do a phone call to get an idea of what the item specifications are, how many you are looking for, and a target price.
We then will work with you and our partner logistics company to ship your product via air or boat.
To get started fill out the simple form below and we will setup a time ASAP to speak with you.
Despite a new US requirement that foreign exporters demonstrate their food safety control system is equivalent to American regulations, no backlog has been recorded in Vietnamese tra fish exports to that country.— Photo invivo.
According to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority (AgroTrade), top four markets of Vietnamese aquatic products in the first seven months of this year were Japan, the US, China and the Republic of Korea, with their combined consumption accounting for 56.5 percent of Vietnam’s total earnings from the products.
In recent years, Vietnamese exporters have shifted from stricter markets to China, which now accounts for 9 percent of total seafood exports.
Besides tra fish, other seafood products of Vietnam, especially shrimp, have been also facing intense competition in recent times given rising trade protectionism in various markets.
The largest market for Vietnamese seafood continues to be the U.S., with American imports of Vietnamese seafood products valued at US$1.76 billion, a 17.9 percent increase on 2013.
Most notably, aquatic products rank fourth among Vietnam’s exports to the US, hitting a record of nearly US$1.5 billion last year, accounting for 22.6% of the country’s total seafood exports.
Vietnamese tra fish products have been exported to 137 markets in the world. Samsung is Vietnam’s largest exporter and has helped the country achieve a trade surplus for the first time in many years.
Vietnamese seafood exporters are facing innumerable difficulties as overseas markets are imposing a variety of trade barriers and challenges, including levying anti-dumping tariffs on imports from Vietnam. He also spoke about recent legislation passed by the US government, including US Farm Bill 2015 and its positive impact on Vietnam’s tra fish and shrimp exports. Truong Dinh Hoe, General Secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), said tra fish exports will continue to increase in the last months of this year so total export value will reach 2.1 billion USD, up 22 percent compared to 2017.
More than 150 Vietnamese enterprises export seafood products to China, including about 45 tra and basa enterprises and nearly 50 shrimp exporting enterprises, among other seafood enterprises, according to VASEP.
But now that China is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Vietnam’s seafood enterprises have to comply with tougher quality standards and new challenges including China’s high tariff, which is up to 43% on Vietnamese seafood, method of payment, complicated customs procedures and an opaque border trade policy.
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has forecast that tra fish exports to the EU will increase by 20-35 percent in 2019. The secretary general of VASEP said it is difficult to control the quality of seafood in border trade, which may affect Vietnam’s seafood exports to this market in the future. Meanwhile, though the Chinese market is Vietnam’s largest shrimp importer and an important tra fish buyer leapfrogging the EU market, there are also uncertainties due to large trade volume over the border, at some 44 percent.