UK pork producers gain access to Vietnamese market

UK pork producers gain access to Vietnamese market

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revealed that UK pork producers will now have access to the Vietnamese market for the first time.

AHDB said pork was the most popular meat in Vietnam.

AHDB said Vietnamese authorities had given the go-ahead for selected pork sites across the UK to start commercial trade as part of a deal estimated to be worth around £12 million to the sector over the first five years of trade.

It follows a lengthy process of audits and negotiations led by UK Government, AHDB and wider industry, including the UK Export Certification Partnership (UKECP), to open another new market for the UK’s pork sector.

According to AHDB, pork is the most favoured meat in Vietnam, with consumption outstripping domestic production.

Ouafa Doxon, AHDB senior market access manager, said: “This announcement is fantastic news for our pork sector and the culmination of a magnificent collaborative effort between industry, UK Government and AHDB to secure access to another priority market for the pork sector.

“UK pork is known around the world for its high quality and reputation and we look forward to our exporters developing opportunities in this new market.”

AHDB head of international trade development Jonathan Eckley said: “One of AHDB’s key strategic objectives is export development, working collaboratively with industry and Government, to cultivate further opportunities for our red meat and dairy sectors.

“This announcement further illustrates how this collaborative approach successfully delivers tangible results for our levy payers. Access to the Vietnamese market will offer further opportunities to balance carcases and help underpin domestic pig prices.”

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