U.S. Farm Bill will impact Vietnam’s catfish exports

Vietnam catfishThe law tasks USDA with inspecting catfish, instead of the FDA, which has long been responsible. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep), said the law would not immediately affect Vietnam’s tra shipments, but might next year. Vietnamese Embassy commercial counselor in the U.S. said that it would take Vietnam 5-7 years to upgrade the production and processing process to have its quality equivalent to that of U.S. farming, production and processing facilities in compliance with the new farm bill.

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