Many agricultural products of Vietnam have wide access to the European market. (Photo: SGGP)

EU opens doors to welcome Vietnam’s agro-forestry-aquatic products

Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), said that after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect in early August, Vietnam's agro-forestry-aquatic products can access a potential market with more than 500 million people and gross domestic products of over US$18 trillion.
Honeydew melons for export are grown in Cu Chi District in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of agricultural products shows signs of slowdown

In the first five months of this year, agro-forestry-aquatic exports of Vietnam have showed sign of slowdown with key products including rice, black pepper, cashew nuts, cassava, fruits and seafood seeing a slump in export turnover whereas agro-forestry-aquatic exports hit a record of above US$40 billion last year.