Brazil hikes Vietnamese pangasius imports
The Vietnamese Trade Office in Brazil has announced that for the first time the Latin American country is importing pangasius directly from Vietnamese exporters.
In the past, the fish and other seafood products have been traded through a third party. But in this new initiative Brazil has approved a list of 60 Vietnamese seafood exporters to supply between 2,000 and 3,000 metric tons of the fish to distribute to supermarkets, restaurants and hotels in Brazil.
The Vietnamese trade office in South America was active in helping to identify suitable partners in its home country. To comply with Brazilian regulations, the Vietnamese exporters are required to include a summary of their seafood processing procedures and to undergo trademark registrations.
Brazil has been importing Vietnamese goods for a number of years. However, it has been confined to footwear, electronics and bamboo products, so seafood is a major breakthrough for the Vietnam.