VASEP proposes to overcome difficulties for fishery enterprises overcoming Covid-19 epidemic

( On 24/3/2020, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) sent Official Letter No. 33/2020 / CV-VASEP to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong reported on the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on Vietnam's seafood production and export activities and making a number of proposals and recommendations to the Ministry to help fishery enterprises remove obstacles and inadequacies to promptly stabilize them. export business activities. VAS

Vietnam Pangasius enterprises are trying to overcome the Covid-19 epidemic

( In the first two months of this year, Pangasius is the group with the deepest negative growth in the structure of exported seafood, down more than 32% over the same period last year. This result is influenced by the decline in pangasius export value to the large market of China - Hong Kong. In two months, pangasius export value to this market reached 28.4 million USD, down 52.4% compared to the same period in 2019.

Fishery enterprises: a decrease of 35-50% in orders issued by Covid-19

( According to the survey of member enterprises of VASEP, due to the impact of Covid-19 epidemic, especially in the first two weeks of March 2020, production, business and export activities. of fishery businesses are increasingly affected seriously. Up to this point, most businesses have had a decrease of 35-50% of orders (due to cancellation, back order or lack of raw materials).

Which direction for pangasius?

The Covid-19 epidemic has significantly affected the pangasius production, processing and export industry in particular, the Mekong Delta in general, when the Chinese market still accounted for a large proportion. However, this is an opportunity to build a more sustainable path for this particular fish.

Pangasius has a chance in other markets

Pangasius is one of the products heavily influenced by Covid-19. However, there are still many opportunities in other markets for Vietnamese pangasius.