Kinhtedothi – With the highest production scale in the country, Hanoi has very diverse and abundant output and types of agricultural products. Promoting solutions to promote agricultural exports is a task not only for the agricultural sector.
Agricultural product exports reached more than 1.35 billion USD
In the field of spice production, Agricultural Development and Environmental Consulting Company Limited (DACE) is considered an export pioneer. The enterprise specializes in producing organic spices and seasoning products from ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, anise, garlic, chili, and lemongrass.
“Currently, DACE products have been exported to the US, some European countries, the Middle East, Korea, Japan… Total annual output reaches about 300 tons of dried cinnamon, 200 tons of dried anise, 500 tons of fresh ginger. , 100 tons of dried turmeric and 200 tons of fresh chili pepper…” – shared Mr. Tran Van Hieu, Director of DACE.
Also located in Hanoi like DACE, Minh Tien Berest Group Joint Stock Company has a coffee processing factory with large supply capacity. Currently, on average each year this company exports thousands of containers of coffee.
Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Quality Management Ha Tien Nghi said that DACE and Minh Tien Berest are 2 out of 250 enterprises with export activities of agricultural products operating in the locality Hanoi.
“Data from the Department of Statistics shows that from the beginning of 2023 until now, businesses have positively contributed to Hanoi’s total agricultural export value of more than 1.35 billion USD, an increase of about 23% over the same period last year. period 2022…” – Mr. Nghi further informed.
Hanoi’s main export agricultural products are cinnamon, anise, spices (garlic, ginger, chili), green tea, black tea, and coffee. In addition to spices and drinks, there are also foods such as vegetables, fruits, fruits, rice, mushrooms, wood ear mushrooms, pepper, tapioca starch, etc.
East Asia is the market with the largest number of enterprises accessing to export agricultural products with 69 enterprises; followed by the European and American markets (59 enterprises), South Asia (50 enterprises), Southeast Asia (19 enterprises) and the Middle East (13 enterprises).
Quality is a prerequisite
According to Mr. Hoang Vinh Long, General Secretary of the Vietnam Tea Association, Hanoi currently has 59 enterprises producing, processing, and exporting green tea and black tea. Total output reaches over 20,000 tons/year, accounting for 16 – 18% of the country’s total export tea output.
However, the challenge in exporting tea today is very big, when the market has many competitors with strong potential such as China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka… The import market is also constantly changing. and increasingly tightening regulations on quality standards.
Mr. Truong Xuan Trung, in charge of Vietnamese trade in the UAE, assessed that the UAE is a very potential export market for Vietnamese agricultural products in general and Hanoi in particular. This comes from the country’s agricultural scale accounting for only 0.9% of the economic structure, so almost 100% of agricultural products consumed domestically must be imported.
The export potential is great, but according to Mr. Trung, it is not easy to access because of very high competition in an open market like the UAE. “If Vietnamese businesses in general can export agricultural products to the UAE, other countries such as Thailand and Indonesia can also do this” – Mr. Trung acknowledged.
To support businesses to boost exports, in recent years, the Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has regularly organized training activities and disseminated regulations, key market barriers, FTA, EVFTA, and CTPP agreements to businesses. Enterprises, establishments producing, trading, and exporting agricultural products.
Many businesses, agricultural production and business establishments located in Hanoi have also had the opportunity to participate in trade promotion connection programs; Participate in study groups, exchange, introduce and promote key products of Hanoi in particular abroad.
Deputy Director of Hanoi Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Ta Van Tuong said that there are many factors affecting export capacity, but the most important is still the need to standardize products. When the product ensures safety and quality, the opportunity to meet technical barrier requirements will be greater; thereby increasing opportunities to access export markets.
To promote Hanoi’s agricultural exports, Mr. Ta Van Tuong suggested that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development continue to pay attention and introduce large, capable businesses to invest in the fields of high-tech agriculture, slaughtering, and processing. , agricultural wholesale markets… Regularly organize trade promotion programs, regional linkages, and export promotion in the agricultural sector.
In addition to promoting training and consulting activities for businesses on brand development, agricultural products and building production and business strategies, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development also needs to pay attention to supporting localities (including including Hanoi) in building strategies, orienting production and business to access potential export markets.