This year, by mid-March, tuna exports to two African nations, Tunisia and Sudan, reached record highs, increasing by 809.9 per cent, to US$797,000, and 729.8 per cent, to US$1.19 million, respectively.
Currently the EU charges a 20 percent tariff on all Oregon shrimp. Almost half of the shrimp caught on the West Coast is shipped to the EU, and European countries have expressed interest in buying even more.
The key products are still shrimp, fish and shellfish. Japan remains the largest market for Vietnamese shrimp, making up 26.9 percent of the country’s shrimp export revenue, followed by the US which imported US$150 million worth of shrimp, a four percent year-on-year increase.