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Vietnam clam exports to the EU increased sharply

In the first quarter, Vietnam’s clam exports to the EU reached nearly 21 million USD, up 36% over the same period last year.

In the first three months of the year, the largest clam import markets of Vietnam in the European Union – EU including Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium all increased strongly by 33-45%, only Portugal decreased slightly 9 %.

The EU market favors meat clams, steamed whole white or brown clams, steamed clams with garlic butter, tomyum seasoning sauce…

In the first quarter, there were 13 localities across the country that exported clams, in which, Thanh Hoa province accounted for over 24% of export turnover, followed by Ben Tre and Nam Dinh.

Currently, Vietnamese clams have a great advantage in terms of prestige and quality, especially clams in Ben Tre have been granted international certification by MSC. Vietnamese clams are appreciated for their taste, nutrition, white flesh, thick flesh and are a favorite product in many major markets around the world.

Some Vietnamese clam processing and exporting enterprises have controlled the farming area, raw material source, and production process. To further boost exports, enterprises need to invest in modern technological lines for cleaning clams and processing fresh, frozen and canned clams, ensuring the quality meets international standards.

Currently, inflation has caused food prices in the EU to increase sharply, helping Vietnamese clams receive great attention from customers and importers in this region. According to VASEP, tax incentives from the EVFTA Agreement also help Vietnam’s clam exports to the EU market this year to be positive, expected to grow well.

Hong Chau

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