Vietnam exports first batch of milk to China

24-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A ceremony announcing the first batch of Vietnamese milk to be transported to the Chinese market, in line with a protocol signed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the general Administration of Customs of China, kicked off in Hanoi City today, October 22.

The event marked a milestone in the growth of the agricultural sector and especially the dairy segment in exporting the country’s products to potential markets, particularly China, and in promoting Vietnamese products among foreign countries.

TH Milk JSC has become the first Vietnamese milk processor to receive approval from the general Administration of Customs of China to ship its dairy products to the potential market of over 1.4 billion people, the local media reported.

China has granted transaction codes to TH Milk’s sterilised and modified milk products, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in China.

The Chinese general Administration of Customs will continue considering applications from four other Vietnamese milk firms, said the embassy.

Six months since the signing of the protocol, the general Administration of Customs of China on October 16 issued an announcement granting permission for the import of Vietnamese dairy products, noting that TH Milk met requirements to export its milk products to China.

Vietnamese milk processors have set up hi-tech dairy farm models and have continuously improved the quality of their milk products to meet China’s stringent requirements on quarantine and food hygiene.

Speaking at the ceremony, minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said that the event played an important role in enhancing the agricultural sector and the milk segment in Vietnam.

Cuong also praised the efforts of the Vietnamese dairy firms and TH Milk JSC to promptly execute the protocol and export the first batch of milk this month.

The event has opened up an opportunity for Vietnam’s cow farming and milk processing sectors to gain further ground in other markets, such as Japan, Canada, Australia, the United States and Thailand, apart from China, Cuong remarked.

At the ceremony, minister Cuong expressed hope that dairy firms and cow farming households would boost their investment in cow herds to make the country’s source of raw milk more abundant to meet the demands of local and international markets.

Besides dairy products, over the past few months, up to nine Vietnamese fruits—dragon fruit, watermelon, litchi, banana, mango, jack fruit, rambutan, longan and mangosteen—have been exported to China through formal channels.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is working with China to get approval for the export of Vietnamese sweet potatoes and seven other fruits to the northern neighbour in the coming months.


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