Viet Nam exports first batch of bird's nests to China
VGP - AVANEST Viet Nam Nutrition Joint Stock Company on November 16 exported the first batch of processed bird’s nests and cooked bird’s nest pots to China.
This came after a protocol was signed by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Chinese General Administration of Customs in November last year.
The event marked an important milestone for the Vietnamese agricultural sector as well as the bird’s nest industry in winning a share of the world's largest bird’s nest consumption market with a demand of more than 300 tons per year, accounting for about 80 percent of the global consumption.
Bird’s nest production in Viet Nam concentrates in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, the south-central coastal province of Khanh Hoa, and the Central Highlands’ province of Lam Dong.
Bird's nest production for commercial purposes is a new industry, starting in 2004 in the Southern provinces, and it has developed rapidly over the last decade.
With the effectiveness of the protocol with China, the Vietnamese bird's nest industry has many opportunities to flourish./.