A business mission of 25 leading pepper exporters from Vietnam led by Vietnam Pepper Association will make a business trip to Brazil and the U.S in a trade promotion program from Sept 05th - 20th, 2008.
During the visit to the U.S from 15th to 20th Sept, 2008, the Vietnam Trade Office in the U.S.A (www.vietnam-ustrade.org) will make the arrangement for the mission to meet with U.S business partners in New York, San Francisco and The America Spice and Trading Association (ASTA) in Washington D.C.
Since 2001, Vietnam has constantly kept the world No.1 position in pepper export with an average of 70,600 tons/year accounting for 31,2% world market. For the first 6 months of 2008, Vietnam has exported 46,940 tons of pepper of all kinds to the world market. In 2007, Vietnamese pepper exporters succeeded in selling 7,800 tons to the U.S market accounting for 12.92% of total U.S import of pepper.