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SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vietnam News Summary] April 20, 2016

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) said shrimp exports to China reached 64.8 million USD in the first two months of this year, accounting for 17 percent of the total shrimp export value.

The figure represents a year-on-year increase of 36.5 percent.

China’s demand for shrimp imports rose due to the country’s supply shortage.

Four enterprises and 27 farms in Vietnam met the requirements of the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

According VASEP, last year, Vietnam’s seafood exports to China totalled almost 560 million USD, up 38 percent year-on-year, of which shrimp exports increased 53 percent from the 2012 figure to about 350 million USD.

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