The Mekong Delta provinces are taking a number of measures to improve the competitiveness of their farm produce.

The Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) is expecting brighter prospects on the country’s tuna fisheries sector this year after a two-year slump.

Ecuadorian entrepreneurs have little hope of achieving a further renewal of the Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), acknowledged the chaimran of the Corporation for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (Corpei), Ricardo Estrada.

( Technical assistance and technology from Japan along financial support from the province in turnkey demo project is expected to flourish tuna capture in Binh Dinh but right now, it is miles away to get the target.

( KTC Canned Foodstuff Manufactory - Kien Giang Trade and Tourism Company Limited (KTC Food) claimed their earning of nearly US$ 7 million from exporting canned tuna from January to August 2014. From now until the end of 2014, canned tuna exports is expected to remain stable.

Phu Yen Tuna is a renowned brand throughout the country. In recent years, Phu Yen Tuna products have been made available in foreign markets such as Japan, France and the US.

( For the first time, tuna was purchased at VND 110,000/ kilogram, increasing more than VND 20,000/kilogram month on month.

( Since the early July 2014, tuna catch by fishermen in Phu Yen province reported a sharp increase, bringing the revenue of VND200-400 million for each fishing trip, according to provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The trend for high of prices of frozen skijpjack--raw materials of canned tuna and dried bonito--has come to a temporary halt.

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is seeking approval to export more goods from the country into the European Union and hopes to see the 24 percent import duty, which the Philippines’ tuna products are currently subjected to within the EU market, cancelled. The aim will be to have a zero tariff by 2014.

( In first 6 months of 2013, exports of main seafood products from Vietnam to EU continued to drop due to slow recovery in demand. Exports of pangasius and shrimp decreased 14% and 1.5%, valued at US$191 million and US$138 million, respectively. Meanwhile, exports of tuna to the market keep a stable growth of 31% in value, reaching US$69 million.

Canned tuna has taken the top spot in Costa Rican households as the seafood with the highest consumption figure, averaging 2.5 kg per person per year.

A 53.67 percent hike in frozen tuna imports has increased the total volume of fish landings at the General Santos Fish Port Complex (GSFPC) for the first six months of this year.

Bangkok skipjack tuna prices currently stand at USD 1,930 per ton, compared to last week’s higher recorded price of USD 1,950.

After a dramatic decline in canned tuna imports last year, the first four months of 2013 have proved more promising for the U.S. tuna market as well as the countries that rely heavily on their exports to the world’s largest tuna importing nation.


Ms Van Ha


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