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Can Tho boosts seafood exports

Update: October, 19/2013 - 10:02
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is striving to ship 170,000 tonnes of seafood abroad by the end of this year, up 30,000 tonnes year-on-year.— File Photo

CAN THO  (VNS) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is striving to ship 170,000 tonnes of seafood abroad by the end of this year, up 30,000 tonnes year-on-year.

This is expected to bring revenue from the city's exports to US$1.46 billion for the whole year, an increase of $210 million over last year.

To realise this goal, the city plans to diversify its high-quality products, pay due attention to food hygiene, and focus on processing prawns and fishes that are of major demand in the global market.

The city also facilitates links among businesses in the field to speed up the technology transfer and application in manufacturing, aiming to enhance the products' competitiveness and tailoring to the taste of choosy markets.

In addition to working with relevant agencies to solve difficulties in tariff and non-tariff barriers in the global trade market, local authorities have supported enterprises to promote trade and popularise Tra fish products to foreign importers and customers. — VNS

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