HÀ NỘI — Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vũ Văn Tám met with a Dutch company Jan Zandbergen and some partners exporting livestock products to the European Union. The Dutch rep said the EU currently imports the meat mainly from Brazil, Thailand and Ukraine.
In 2017, the EU had demand for 950,000 tons of chicken meat, 85 per cent of which is chicken breast. Jan Zandbergen plans to import 85,000 tons of poultry, pork and beef worth 400 million euros. The Dutch firm advised Việt Nam to export processed chicken meat to the EU, as when the Việt Nam-EU free trade agreement takes effect, tariff will be cut to zero per cent and Vietnamese chicken meat will not be subject to a quota. However, Vietnamese firms should meet all quarantine-related requirements, especially food safety regulations, origin and disease tracking rules.
Đông proposed that Jan Zandbergen consider investing in building a processing facility meeting EU standards in Việt Nam. Việt Nam has shipped the first batch of chicken breast to Japan after adhering to all the strict requirements on food safety.
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