Viet­nam and South Ko­rea forge closer seafood trade ties

Fish Farmer - - World News -

VIET­NAM’S seafood pro­duc­ers – in both the farmed and wild caught sec­tors - are mov­ing to­wards a pol­icy of closer co-op­er­a­tion with South Ko­rea, a coun­try con­stantly seek­ing new trade links in fish.

It fol­lows a busi­ness-to-busi­ness meet­ing in Ho Chi Minh City, which was or­gan­ised by the Viet­nam Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try and K-Fish Trade Sup­port Cen­tre, to pro­vide net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for 12 Korean and 50 Viet­namese seafood com­pa­nies.

Viet­nam News says the Korean firms were look­ing to ex­port raw and pro­cessed seafood to Viet­nam and im­port raw seafood to South Ko­rea.

Bae Byeong-Cheol, chief rep­re­sen­ta­tive of K-fish, said: ‘Korean seafood is plen­ti­ful in terms of va­ri­ety, and be­cause of the dif­fer­ence in cli­mate and lo­ca­tion, Ko­rea can sup­ply a great deal of high qual­ity prod­ucts un­avail­able in Viet­nam. We are striv­ing to help more Viet­namese en­joy Korean seafood.’

Con­sumers in both coun­tries have re­acted favourably and would like to try out more of each other’s seafood prod­ucts, he said.

Viet­namese seafood ex­ports to South Ko­rea reached US $390.7 mil­lion in the first six months of this year, ac­count­ing for 9.8 per cent of the to­tal seafood ex­port turnover of the coun­try.

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