The export of Vietnamese pangasius to China has dropped sharply
By: Date: 2021-03-26 Categories: Internationalfood Tags: ,
According to the Vietnam Seafood Export and Production Association (VASEP), in early February, Vietnamese pangasius exports to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong dropped sharply. The Chinese mainland’s export value fell 38.6%year-on-year to USD 13.55 million, and Hong Kong’s export value fell 40.5%year-on-year. The Chinese market only accounts for 8.5%of Vietnam’s export market share.

  Vietnam Association analysts believe that pangasius exporters face many difficulties, including new crown detection issues and enhanced epidemic prevention measures.
   Earlier last year, Chinese seafood processing companies were affected by the epidemic and their trade was interrupted. The pangasius trade began to resume in the third quarter. The price of pangasius fillets rose to USD 2.25/kg in October. However, China subsequently strengthened border trade controls to curb the spread of the new coronavirus through frozen food.
   Beginning in December, Guangxi Province has strengthened the import control of frozen seafood, implemented comprehensive disinfection and origin traceability. All Vietnamese pangasius products need to provide inspection certificates, disinfection certificates and origin certificates, and enter Guangxi through border ports and ports The frozen seafood must also be sent to the local centralized supervision cold storage for nucleic acid testing and disinfection. These new regulations have had a negative impact on the export of pangasius.