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Seafood exporters join in Boston expo

Update: March, 16/2009 - 00:00

Seafood exporters join in Boston expo

(17-03-2009)

HA NOI — Vietnamese seafood exporters have joined in the three-day International Seafood Show in Boston, ending today.

At the annual show, 26 members of the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) diplayed their products and information in a 250sq.m stall at the exposition.

Participating in the show was a chance for Vietnamese seafood exporters to find trading partners in the US and throughout North America and get updated market information, VASEP said. The show was part of a key national trade promotion programme to help seafood exporters develop new markets.

Other elements of the programme include the Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo in Tokyo in July, Gulfood 2009 in the United Arab Emirates in February, and the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels in April.

The US imported US$761 million worth of Vietnamese seafood last year, according to the US Department of Commerce, making seafood Viet Nam’s fourth leading source of export value in the US, following garments, wood products and footwear.

Viet Nam is one of the top 10 seafood exporters in the world, earning $4.5 billion last year from seafood exports, with the US, the EU, Japan and South Korea accounting for half of seafood export value.

The International Seafood Show in Boston is North America’s largest seafood exhibition and one of largest in the world, attracting up to 18,000 buyers and sellers from 90 countries and territories. — VNS

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