As a major exporter of agricultural products in the world, Vietnam’s farmland is at risk of being surrounded by high quality agricultural products from North America and New Zealand after TPP.
If the issue of opening up agricultural markets in the TPP to Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia or Chile, Peru does not pose serious problems for Vietnam’s agriculture, the two North American countries such as Canada and the US are worrying afraid Because these are the countries that have high quality agro-forestry products and complete value chain development.
So far, they are rushing to build a cross-border product strategy that is rampant in the TPP member markets.
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During a recent visit to the food and agricultural products market in Canada, a representative of a Canadian agricultural business said that they are well prepared to start penetrating into the Vietnamese market with quality products. high volume. The story of tariffs is no longer important, more than the product strategy and customer psychology. This is a prerequisite to penetrate and compete in the Vietnamese market.
Mr. Cesar Urias, Director of Market Access of the Government of Canada, said: “Previously, many foreign businesses are still concerned about customs procedures, administrative policy is a major barrier to take goods. to Vietnam. However, until now, we have only complied with the TPP principle and acted accordingly. So I will advise businesses and agricultural associations in Canada know specific strategies to penetrate the market in Vietnam. The first step is to build a strategy for Canada’s most powerful product, pork. ”
Canada is the world’s third largest exporter of pork, with an average turnover of $ 2.8 billion annually. Vietnam will be a major strategic market for Canadian agricultural products after TPP comes into effect. Canada exports agricultural products to Vietnam valued at $ 353.6 million and accounts for 54% of Vietnam’s exports to Vietnam. This figure is expected to increase significantly in the near future.
One of the major problems in Vietnam is the relatively high quality of farming techniques, while the consumer confidence index is declining for food products. This would be a niche for high-quality agriculture to be fully exploited.
Recently, a senior trade delegation of the American Federation of Agricultural Commerce (WUSATA), including representatives from the Agriculture Ministry of the 13 states and businesses visited the Vietnamese market. Expanded opportunities for Western American exporters to export agricultural products to Vietnam.
“And Vietnam is a member country of the TPP and a rapidly growing market for high value agricultural products,” said Andy Anderson, managing director of WUSATA. With the eagerness to expand the export market to Vietnam of the western US farmers and wages with the support of the TPP Agreement, the Board of Directors of WUSATA decided to explore the Vietnamese market to implement. this mission “.
According to WUSATA, agricultural trade between Vietnam and the United States has grown rapidly over the years. Particularly, the export turnover of US farm produce to Vietnam will increase from USD 1.5 billion in 2010 to USD 2.6 billion in 2015. However, in the coming time, I know here.
Jim Barbee, Minister of Agriculture of Nevada and President of WUSATA, said that Vietnam has a great demand for high-quality agricultural products of the United States and this is a good time for enterprises. American West – especially the small and medium enterprises expand the export market to Vietnam. Particularly, American agricultural products always reach high safety level, so the conquest of Vietnamese consumers is not too difficult.
TPP is not just about reducing tariffs, but also about technical and environmental issues. For the environment when produced in the context of climate change, there should be specific surveys to take appropriate measures. This is the advantage of countries with good science and technology applied to agriculture. However, these technical barriers are limiting Vietnam’s exports if not improving this standard.
According to a domestic food business leader, in today’s flat and soft border, low-income countries like Vietnam all take advantage of integration to improve their management skills and capabilities. compete. It has been pressured by large nations, but there are no better conditions than integration, not alone on the margins alone.
“Of course, there will be sectors with strong advantages and weak ones, and we have to accept the” low “one to exploit the advantages. It is imperative that we properly understand our potentials and strengths in order to balance both the export and import markets, “he said.