The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China on September 16 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation in China’s Nanning city.
Exports of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products increased sharply in the first seven months. According to statistics of the General Department of Customs, by the end of July 15, the total import-export turnover has reached US$403 billion, up 16 percent over the same period. In particular, export turnover alone has reached more than $201 billion.
The agro-forestry-fishery export turnover in 2022 posted a new record, hitting over US$53.2 billion in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 9.3%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
In 2023, the agricultural sector will promote negotiation to open more foreign markets for local farming commodities, said Hoang Trung, director of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Agriculture has affirmed its role as an important pillar of the economy, helping build an independent and self-reliant economy with active, intensive, and effective integration into the world and bring a prosperous and happy life to people.
Agro-forestry-fishery exports stood at about US$49.04 billion in the first 11 months of 2022, higher than last year’s record of US$48.6 billion, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said.
Tra fish exports to member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been rising sharply, and this market is forecast to surpass the European Union in terms of catfish imports from Vietnam in the near future, the Cong Thuong (Industry & Trade) newspaper reported.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien affirmed that the ministry would focus on market solutions, striving to achieve an export turnover of US$50 billion of agricultural, forestry, and fishery products by the end of the year at a press conference on food supply in the last months of 2022 held on the afternoon of October 3 in Hanoi.