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On March 21, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien had a talk with Mr. Roberto Serroni Perosa, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil. Accompanying the Brazilian delegation was Mr. Marco Farani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil to Vietnam.


Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien and Mr. Roberto Serroni Perosa, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil and the delegates

At the meeting, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil said. 2024 is a special year when Brazil and Vietnam celebrate the 35th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. One of these commemorative activities is that the Brazilian Foreign Minister will visit Vietnam next April, preparing for the visit of the President of Brazil later this year.

The Deputy Ministers of Agriculture of Vietnam and Brazil agreed that "it is time to end the past and open the future for development". In the spirit of the Vietnam - Brazil Business Connection Workshop on the morning of March 21, the two countries will work together to bring agricultural businesses to meet and exchange more information, moving towards opening up products. outstanding agriculture of the two countries to strongly promote bilateral trade in the agricultural sector.

Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said: It is time to end the past and open the future for development

At the meeting, the Brazilian side expressed its desire to export beef and beef by-products as animal feed to Vietnam, with a commitment to export high-quality Brazilian beef to Vietnam to create trust. to Vietnamese people about products originating from Brazil.

Next is frozen chicken feet, which Vietnam can process and export to other markets. The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil expressed his desire to reach an agreement regarding this issue.

Finally, it is related to changing the international quarantine certificate, with the Vietnamese side's request for avian influenza zoning for Brazilian products.

Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien and Mr. Roberto Serroni Perosa

Mr. Chu Nguyen Thach, Head of Animal Quarantine Department, Department of Animal Health, said that Brazil is a country that exports animals and animal products to Vietnam, currently having over 100 businesses (mainly pigs and chickens). with numbers increasing each year. In 2023, Brazil exports 197,000 tons of livestock products to Vietnam, but Vietnam exports to Brazil only 35 tons.

Regarding Brazil's beef export request, the Department of Animal Health said it has received the note and will soon respond in writing. Brazilian poultry meat products have been imported into Vietnam since 2026, frozen chicken feet and animal by-products in general are high-risk items that need to be considered.

For the certificate of influenza zoning, the Department of Animal Health requested that the Brazilian side add additional information in the dossier and agree to localize the disease-free zone according to the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and at the same time comply with the regulations of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). comply with Vietnamese law.

Regarding the field of fisheries, Deputy Director of the Department of Fisheries Le Ba Anh proposed that the Brazilian side reconsider the application of phosphate additive standards and check the criteria for Vietnamese pangasius that are not consistent with the standards. international practice. Brazil also does not allow Vietnam to export whole frozen shrimp, and applies heat treatment (boiling) that is not in accordance with OIE requirements.

Faced with proposals from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Marco Farani, Brazilian Ambassador to Vietnam, believes that the agricultural trade cooperation relationship between the two countries will improve positively after Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's visit to Brazil in September. September 2023. The visit of the two Brazilian Deputy Ministers of Agriculture and Livestock two weeks ago and this time demonstrates goodwill and determination to reopen and further promote bilateral trade in the agricultural sector.

Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said that although Vietnam has only 100 million people, it is the gateway to Asean and a reliable and responsible partner of the international market. Vietnam opens widely with Brazil so that the two economies complement each other and are not confrontational. The Deputy Minister affirmed that Vietnam is ready to open its doors to Brazilian fruit and animal feed, similar to beef, but emphasized that Brazil must have good quality and competitive prices.

At the same time, Deputy Minister Tien also asked the Brazilian side to make an early decision on shrimp.

Regarding Brazil's proposals, Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien said he will resolve Brazil's issues on the basis of international and Vietnamese law./.

NLA (Mard.gov.vn)



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