A 20-people delegation of the Alaska Seafood Advertising Institute and 14 largest seafood enterprises within the U.S. state are selling the export of their seafood merchandise to the Vietnamese market.
Lawrence D. Bshnell, president of Gratia Dei Seafoods LLC, a seafood agency from Alaska, advised Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that representatives of seafood corporations in his delegation lauded Vietnam’s potential for consuming contemporary and processed seafood merchandise and regarded the market as a seafood consumption heart of the area.
Alaska’s seafood merchandise have efficiently gotten into the Japanese, Chinese language, Thai, and South Korean markets.
It’s now excessive time to enter the Vietnamese market the place the financial system is rising quick and customers are keen on seafood.
Most of Alaska’s seafood merchandise are put below strict management. Salmon and pollack are frozen proper after they’re caught, so they’re contemporary.
“We need to entry the [Vietnamese] market and supply details about the catching and preservation of U.S. seafood to extra Vietnamese customers,” Bshnell mentioned.
At an occasion on Wednesday night to attach Vietnamese and Alaska corporations, Susan Burns, U.S. Consul Normal in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, mentioned that seafood performs an necessary position within the two nations’ commerce cooperation.
U.S. customers have approached Vietnam’s seafood, akin to shrimp and tuna, whereas the U.S.’s lobster, king crab, salmon, codfish, and pollack exports have recorded constructive development within the Southeast Asian nation.
Alaska’s seafood exports to Vietnam have elevated steadily, from US$9 million in 2018 to $27 million in 2022.
This has contributed considerably to the agricultural commerce relations between the 2 nations.
Vietnam is at present the ninth-largest import market of the U.S.’s agricultural merchandise whereas the U.S. is the most important purchaser of Vietnamese farm produce.
“Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Vietnam-U.S. complete partnership this 12 months, I’m proud to tell you that the bilateral agricultural commerce rose from greater than $4 billion in 2011 to just about $10 billion in 2022,” Burns mentioned.
U.S. companies forecast the expansion to be quicker following the promotion actions of U.S. enterprises that need to search companions, distributors, and retailers to convey Alaska’s salmon, codfish, pollack, and particularly lobster to Vietnam.
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