African Swine Fever is widespread in Vietnam
The latest report from the OIE, confirms over 2000 new cases of ASF, affecting more than 1.3 million domestic pigs.
After a decline in 2018, Vietnamese pig meat production had been expected to recover this year, although this now appears unlikely.
The UK does not have market access to Vietnam at the moment, but rising import demand means AHDB has identified it as a market with some modest potential for low value cuts and pig offal in the future.
The EU-Vietnam FTA is expected to come into force this year giving European pork increased market access and reduced tariffs barriers. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, this would make life more difficult for UK exporters even if access were obtained.
Read more about the UK’s non-EU export opportunities for pork in the Horizon series.