At the press briefing on the fact-finding visit by an Australian delegation, the President of the Seafood Imports Association of Australia Inc. (SIAA), Norman Grant, highlighted the quality of Vietnamese seafood products.
He said Australia is a potential market as the country has to import 70 percent of seafood products a year. In the next ten years, Australia will need as much as one million tonnes of seafood products for domestic consumption.
The Australian delegation consisting of representatives from SIAA and some journalists affirmed that it is quite safe to use seafood products imported from Vietnam.
Independent journalists from Australia will visit Vietnam soon to get an objective judgment about the safety of Vietnamese seafood production.
According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), there are favourable opportunities for Vietnamese seafood businesses to promote exports to Australia if they can meet strict requirements for food safety and hygiene.