“Textile turnover of $11.5 billion makes the biggest proportion, which is $10.5 billion higher than the targets…Export
turnover achieved a booming result in 2010, far exceeding the annual
target percent set by the Parliament, thanks to surging sales of
textile, footwear and seafood in foreign markets around the world…Following are footwear and seafood increasing 26 percent and 16.5 percent to $5 billion and $4.9 billion respectively. ” “..Especially,
shrimp export turnover last year reached a record high of $1.8 billion,
which is $400 million higher than the annual target. ..Statistics
show sales at key markets including the US, Japan and Korea were on a
rise. There were also sharp increases in exports to new markets in the
Middle East and South America, with Saudi Arabia up 28 percent and
Mexico, 20 percent. ..Vietnam exported around $4.2 billion worth
of seafood to 35 markets in 2009. Japan and the US were the main buyers,
accounting for 18 percent and 16.7 percent of total exports
respectively. ..However, local seafood processors have to be very
careful to ensure there are no toxic residues in their shipments, or the
nation will face bans imposed by governments in export markets, Vietnam
Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers has warned. ..The
warning of the industry group, known as VASEP, follows a decision taken
by a Japanese watchdog last November to increase inspection of items
from 30 percent to 100 percent on shrimp imported from Vietnam. It found
that seafood products imported from Vietnam contained trifuralin
residues that exceeded the allowed limit of 1 microgram per kilogram. ..Trifuralin,
a commonly used pre-sowing herbicide used to control grasses and
broad-leaf weeds, is said to be a harmful substance that can cause
cancer. ..Stronger dollar also boosted the export turnover of some
natural resources and agricultural products, including coal, crude oil,
rubber, cashew nut, rice, pepper and tea leafs. ”