Fisheries wide road to the Japanese marketUpdate: 2/22/2014
Japan has gradually expanded over the market for seafood products in Vietnam. In early 2014, the Japanese authorities have relaxed requirements for quality Ethoxyquin shrimp imports from Vietnam to 0.2 ppm ( previously at 0.01 ppm) , creating more favorable conditions for businesses seafood export turnover to Japan .
According to the Association processing and exporting seafood Vietnam ( VASEP ) , for several years, Japan is the largest market of Vietnam seafood . Particularly in 2013 , seafood export turnover of Vietnam to Japan reached U.S. $ 1.15 billion accounted for 17.1 % of total seafood exports . Products exported to this market mainly products made from shrimp , tuna and other seafood such as octopus , squid ...
In the early months of 2014, exports of shrimp takes place smoothly because Japan has officially raised Ethoxyquin residue levels in Vietnam shrimp exports to Japan up 0.2 ppm ( an increase of 20 times compared to 0 , 01 ppm ago ) . The decision not only difficult to remove than 20 Vietnam's seafood companies on the list have return shipments imported from Japan due to excess levels allow Ethoxyquin but also facilitate more other companies shrimp exports to this market . With the easing barriers Ethoxyquin , plus shrimp exports to Japan will create high value-added production and exports in 2014.
In addition, the Agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ) being negotiated between the 12 countries , of which Japan is the country 's leading seafood imports from Vietnam. TPP creates many advantages for the Vietnam seafood exports for import duty will be reduced to Japan Today, when implemented FTAs but Exporters Vietnam seafood exports to Japan are still under high import tariffs than other suppliers . For example , the tax on tuna imports from Vietnam to Japan range from 6.4 to 7.2 % while Thailand and the Philippines export products to the Japanese market have 0 % tax rate .
In addition, the TPP will support Vietnam seafood companies import raw materials for processing . Indeed, in recent years , due to material shortage , Vietnam seafood companies to import raw materials from other countries . However, they face high import taxes : 15 % to 30 % for fish and seafood processing . When TPP effect , will help Vietnam's seafood export taxable import raw materials for processing and re- export less.
Currently Japanese consumers are turning to seafood consumption cheaper , but still very high focus on quality , freshness , health benefit and ensure food hygiene and safety . Therefore , it is important in the Japanese market that exporters should note : to build confidence in product quality and reputation in contract performance . By simply believe that once any Vietnamese businesses risk losing business partner . And when the trust was created , the Japanese market will expand opportunities for businesses . In addition, companies need to find the Japanese suppliers by themselves are the direct distributor and have a high reputation for Vietnam goods in this market .
According to the latest forecast of the Association of Seafood Exporters and Vietnam ( VASEP ) , 2014 seafood exports could reach $ 6.9 billion , up 13 % compared with 2012.