Vietnamese firms allowed to resume seafood export to Saudi Arabia

21/09/2020 12:00 - 28 total view

According to the Asia – Africa Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Vietnam has just sent an official letter to Vietnamese authorities informing the opinion of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on allowing 12 Vietnamese enterprises to resume their exportation of some seafood products to the Saudi Arabia market.

Nearly three years since an import suspension order for Vietnamese seafood products, SFDA agreed to resume trade with the efforts of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam and the country’s representative agencies in Saudi Arabia to promote and call for relevant Saudi Arabian agencies to support trading reconnection between the both sides.

The import suspension order was due to Vietnamese shrimp and pangasius production and processing establishments which failed to meet the requirements of food hygiene and disease safety.