The Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Industry and Trade jointly organized a seminar on promoting the export of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables to the European Union, both online and offline.
Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu said the export of farm produce to the EU is beginning to gain benefits from the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). As there remains room to further boost exports, he asked ambassadors and Vietnamese representative agencies in the EU to continue working closely with ministries, agencies and localities on the issue.
Vietnamese ambassadors and commercial counsellors to Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy and several EU nations informed the EU’s latest regulations and market demand, opportunities and challenges to Vietnam when exporting to these markets.
According to Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Le Minh Hoan, the Vietnamese agriculture sector should build its trademark based on transparency, responsibility and sustainability as the world is switching to green production and consumption. He also called on all parties to establish alliances and associations to popularize national farm produce trademarks.