The Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision of Russia has just announced allowing the importation of processed chicken from Vietnam, first from C.P. Vietnam Corporation.
|C.P. Vietnam staff processing chicken for export |
In a document sent to the Department of Livestock Husbandry under the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development, the Federal Agency for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision of Russia noted that C.P. Vietnam Corporation, a subsidiary of Thai C.P. Group, with a chicken processing plant in Chuong My district, Hanoi, is the first business in Vietnam to be certified to export processed chicken to Russia.
This is the result of great efforts by the Department of Livestock Husbandry in negotiating with Russian authorities as well as preparing documents for export registration.
Exporting Vietnam's processed chicken to Russia means that these products can enter all member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), including Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan.
In order to set foot in these markets, processed chicken products have to match all requirements related to husbandry, slaughter, processing, as well as ensure all criteria for biosecurity, food safety, and traceability. In addition to these, the Russian and EAEU markets have very high standards and technical barriers for exporters to overcome.
In the next couple of months, C.P. Vietnam will inaugurate Vietnam's most modern factory in Becamex Binh Phuoc Industrial Park (Chon Thanh district), including a food processing plant, hatchery, as well as a slaughtering and processing plant. All links in the production chain apply Industry 4.0 technology for a safe chicken production chain for local consumption and exports to Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.
Earlier, in 2017, the Department of Livestock Husbandry also negotiated with Japan successfully to export processed chicken. The exports not only increase the added value of the Vietnamese livestock sector but also opens new ways for chicken farmers and decreases their dependence on the domestic market. Thereby, this is a good chance for the sector to invest into high-technology and ensure safety from disease and food hygiene.