22/04/2015 15:41 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnamese companies hope to make a splash at Seafood Expo Global

Brussels, April 22 (VNA) – Nearly 50 seafood processing enterprises from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), and a number of private companies, are attending the 23rd Seafood Expo Global (SEG) in Brussels, Belgium.

According to Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of VASEP, Vietnamese companies have brought a wide diversity of products to the largest seafood trade event in the European Union (EU), with shrimp, tra and basa fish among the products on show.

Tuna products specially made for the European market were also introduced at the event, Hoe said.

The EU accounts for 20 percent of Vietnam’s total seafood exports, equal to 1.5 million tonnes, Hoe added.

Nguyen Thi Thu Sac, general director of the Hai Nam seafood processing company, which exports 40 percent of its products to Europe, said that the company has been attending the event since 2000 to seek new customers and keep old clients.

The SEG is taking place from April 21-23 at the Heysel Exhibition Park in Brussels, Belgium’s capital city, drawing 2,000 enterprises from 100 countries.
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