Quality control 

Quality control and food safety assurance have always been one of the most important task for Vietnam seafood, especially in processing and exporting.

The fishery sector in recent years have been developing towards sustainability, ensuring exported seafood products can be easy for traceability and well – controlled quality in the whole chain production from seeds to finished products.

Seafood quality and food safety is managed in the chain transferred from Control of Final Products from 80s of last century to Control of Production Process (today).  

Chemicals and Residues Monitoring

Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products implemented since 2000 in over the country including concentrated aquaculture areas, species with large yield, all crops in all year round. These results are recognized by the U.S, EU, South Korea..

Post harvest seafood quality and safety monitoring program implemented since 2009 in over the country including fishing seafood, aquaculture products (criteria and species not included by the Residues Monitoring Program for Certain Harmful Substances in aquaculture fish and products).

Up to December 2015, there are 612 plants meeting national standards of hygiene, 100% plants applied HACCP, 461 EU-qualified (EU code) plants and many factories applied GMP, SSOP.   

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets  

List of Vietnam seafood producers qualified to export to markets

(Updated: Nov 2015)


Export markets

Update time

Proposed update time


Europe (EU)

6 Jan 2016

26 Jan 2016


South Korean

2 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



1 Feb 2016

26 Jan 2016



22 Dec 2015




28 Jan 2016



Ukraine (list of pangasius producers)

9 Jan 2014



Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Kyryzstan)

21 Jun 2015



El Salvado


7 May 2010


List of bivalve molluck processors exporting to EU

8 Dec 2015



List of seasoned dried leather jacket fish processors exporting to Korea

25 Dec 2015

25 Dec 2015


The list of exporters qualified for food safety assurance (updated by Vietnam customs)

2 Feb 2016



List of processors eligible in exporting pangasius to the US.

9 Mar 2016



Product origin key to seafood exports to EU

Certificates of origin is a must for Vietnamese seafood exported to the EU, Siegfried Bank, an expert from the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-MUTRAP), affirmed at a conference concerning the issue held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 7.

Looking at the growth of Vietnam’s aquaculture in recent years, Bank noted the sector had low export volume but reeled in good revenue, ranking fourth worldwide.

He stated the fact proved that Vietnamese seafood products have high added value, which Vietnamese businesses should consider as their strength and continue to go this way in the future.

Comparing the Chinese and EU markets, Bank said China ’s market requires little conditions but only pays about half the prices that importers from the EU are willing to pay.

Higher prices mean more conditions, he added, saying choosing the more demanding market is likely to pay off in the long term.

Cao Le Quyen, Deputy Head of the Vietnam Institute of Fisheries Economics and Planning, highlighted that EU is among important markets for Vietnam’s seafood in recent years and is projected to continue to hold this position for years to come.

The EU is now the second biggest importer of Vietnamese seafood, accounting for 18 percent of the total export revenue earned by the sector. In 2015, Vietnam shipped 1.2 billion USD worth of fishery products to the bloc, 46 percent of which were shrimp.

Source: VNA

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