Can Tho city heads to US$1.45 billion in exports

14:39 | 09/03/2015

VGP – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will accelerate exports of eight major products in a bid to generate US$1.45 billion in export revenue this year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

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The eight products in question are rice, aquatic products, processed agricultural goods, textiles and garments, pharmaceuticals, leathers, fine arts and handicrafts, with rice, aquatic products, and textiles and garments as the largest commodities.

To boost rice shipments, Can Tho plans to help businesses apply modern processing and packaging line technologies to improve rice quality and gain access to strict markets like the EU, Japan, and North America.

The city will simultaneously work to tighten control over aquatic product quality, enhance trademark development, work directly with foreign partners without intermediaries, and expand production scale to minimize costs and meet foreign demand.

High-quality product manufacturing will be strengthened with additional focus on processing shrimp, especially global favorites black tiger shrimp, frozen fish, and instant packaged mollusk.
Assistance will also be provided for seafood processors in training personnel, improving communication skills in foreign trade relations, and expanding partnerships with firms in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Belgium, the US, Australia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Promotional activities will be stepped up in Viet Nam and internationally with the aim to sell 8 million apparel items in traditional markets such as the EU, the US, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, and one million items in new markets like India, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the Middle East.

In the first two months of 2015, the city earned US$147 million in exports./VNA./.