[INNEWS Comprehensive Report] On September 14, the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that Cambodia has directly exported aquaculture products to China for the first time. This important breakthrough marks the further deepening of cooperation between the two countries in the fishery field.
According to reports, Kim Chou Co., Ltd. Import Export and International Transportation successfully obtained a license and became the first Cambodian company to directly export aquaculture products to China. (Company name transliteration)
Heng MengTy, the company’s export manager, said the export includes frozen eels and freshwater shrimps, totaling 10 tons, and is expected to arrive in Shanghai from October 15 to 16. The products come from fishermen across Cambodia, including Kampong Thom, Pursat and Siem Reap provinces.
In order to ensure that product quality meets China’s requirements, the company has provided professional training to its employees and has Chinese experts directly inspecting product quality. Heng MengTy said the export will help drive economic growth and create jobs for Cambodian farmers and fishermen. He expressed deep gratitude for this and looked forward to Cambodia’s aquatic products continuing to be exported to the Chinese market.
Im Rachna, spokesperson of the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said that Cambodian aquatic products were exported to the Chinese market for the first time. This is the result of the efforts of the cooperative company and an important step forward in the fishery cooperation between the two countries. For the Cambodian Fishery Products Export Department, being able to enter the Chinese market is an extremely important next step, which will ensure the quality of Cambodian aquatic products and ensure that they can continue to be imported into the Chinese market.
In addition, the ministry will also work to promote the quality and safety of Cambodian fishery products to strengthen and expand demand from Chinese customers. By promoting the export of Cambodian aquatic products to the Chinese market, the ministry hopes to improve the lives of Cambodian fishermen and contribute to the country’s economic growth.
It is worth mentioning that on May 24, 2023, Cambodian wild aquatic products completed biological registration and filing with China Customs; on August 1, Cambodian edible aquatic animals completed the final process for market access. In addition, more than 10 kinds of natural aquatic products from Cambodia have been approved for export to the Chinese market.