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HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) – Vietnamese tra fish, a major foreign currency earner, has gradually won the trust of Japanese consumers as seen in the market’s emergence as one of the 10 biggest tra fish importers of Vietnam.

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), tra fish exports were estimated at USD609 million  in the first four months of this year, up 4.2 per cent from a year earlier.

The figure included USD11.54 million from exports to Japan, soaring 61.5 per cent, making the Northeast Asian country the eighth biggest market of Vietnamese tra fish – its debut in the top 10.

In 2018, tra fish shipments to Japan shot up 12 times from the USD2.56 million in 2011.

This is a notable result because in the past, Japanese consumers shunned imported farmed aquatic products. The rise in tra fish imports shows Vietnamese products are gradually gaining a foothold in this demanding market.

The two countries signed an economic partnership agreement on December 25, 2008, and this deal took effect on October 1, 2009.

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