Hanoi to improve agricultural quality for export following EVFTA and RCEP

Wanting to promote the production, consumption and export of agricultural products in Hanoi and other provinces, the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development coordinated with the Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point to host a conference on information sharing, compliance with food safety regulations, and quarantine of animals and plants when exporting using the EVFTA and RCEP Agreements.
Hanoi has continued to promote specialized agricultural production areas to create a source of materials with a large output for domestic consumption and export. Some key agricultural products of Hanoi with a high quality that meet the standards for export are, Dai Thanh - Quoc Oai longans exported to the US; Dong Phu organic rice exported to Germany; Van Duc vegetables exported to Korea and bananas exported to China. 

Deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development,
Nguyen Ngoc Son welcomes delegates at the conference. 

Experts from the Vietnam SPS Office present measures to improve food safety and quality
of agricultural, forestry and fishery products to meet the demand of domestic and export markets.

Ngo Xuan Nam, Deputy Director of the SPS Vietnam Office speaks at the conference. 

Delegates listen to the presentation of an expert from the Vietnam SPS Office. 

The regulations on food safety and animal and plant quarantines
following the EVFTA and RCEP are presented at the conference. 

Useful information is given to enterprises.
This conference took place in order to grasp the difficulties and obstacles and share information on the potential and import regulations of major export markets for agricultural products. Solutions in improving food quality and safety of agricultural, forestry and fishery products to meet the demands of domestic and export markets were also discussed.

The conference was attended by representatives of associations, production cooperatives and enterprises purchasing, processing, importing and exporting agricultural, forestry and fishery products.

Delegates visit stalls displaying agricultural products in the conference area.

At the conference, experts at the Vietnam SPS Office presented four valuable ideas for businesses and workshops of producing agricultural and food products that want to export products to the EU and South Korean markets and Japan. According to the Vietnam SPS Office, one of the primary benefits of the EVFTA for Vietnamese enterprises is the EU's tax obligations.

Besides providing information, managers and experts in the field of agricultural export also received opinions and answers from representatives of production and business enterprises.

The conference concluded successfully with valuable outcomes for both producers and enterprises. 

By Viet Cuong 

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