From SeafoodNews on February 5th, tuna exporters in central provinces such as Khanh Hoa, Binh Dinh and Phu Nen of Vietnam stated that the number of tuna orders from the United States, Canada, Brazil and Colombia in January increased sharply compared with the same period last year.
As orders have increased four to five times, the export price of tuna has also increased by 30%from the previous month.
Last year, Vietnamese tuna seemed to make good use of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). The export value in the first 11 months increased by 0.5%year-on-year to US$126 million. Tuna exports to Italy, Germany and Spain increased respectively Increased by 60%, 20%and 41%.
According to the Vietnam-Europe Agreement that came into effect on August 1, the EU has cancelled tariffs on fresh and frozen Vietnamese tuna, and 11,500 tons of canned tuna and 500 tons of canned fish balls can enjoy tariff exemptions each year.
The European Union also eliminated tariffs on frozen tenderloin and fish fillets in a three-year plan, and abolished tariffs on steamed tenderloin and fish fillets in a seven-year plan.