Economic diplomacy – Vietnam - Stéphane Le Foll, Matthias Fekl and Martine Pinville welcome the reopening of the Vietnamese market to French beef

Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry, Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, and Martine Pinville, Minister of State for Commerce, Small-Scale Industry, Consumer Affairs and the Social and Solidarity Economy, welcome the reopening of the Vietnamese market to French beef.

The Vietnamese government has just approved the applications for the export of beef to Vietnam by 22 French establishments. This essential final step now renders the reopening of the Vietnamese market effective based on the health certificate negotiated with the Vietnamese authorities.

Following his visit to Vietnam in April, Matthias Fekl succeeded in getting the embargo on French beef lifted.

Martine Pinville then visited Hanoi on July 27 and 28 within the framework of the government’s general mobilization in support of French agriculture. On this occasion, she hand delivered the applications for the export of beef to Vietnam by 22 French establishments to Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

This announcement by the Vietnamese government, following the announcement on August 13 by the Singapore authorities relating to the lifting of their embargo on the export of French beef, is very good news and strengthens the government’s efforts to implement the international component of the plan to support French livestock farming.

The government remains mobilized, notably within the framework of the visit by the representatives of the American and Chinese health authorities in the fall to consider the applications for the export of livestock products by French establishments to these two countries.

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