Yen Bai promotes development of key products

  •  Friday, June 26, 2020

Over the past years, Yen Bai has taken various measures to promote the development of the products this province has strength in.

Van Yen cinnamon is one of the three products granted with geographical indications in Yen Bai province. Photo: Processing cinnamon bark.
Van Yen cinnamon is one of the three products granted with geographical indications in Yen Bai province. Photo: Processing cinnamon bark.

Notably, local authorities have encouraged the registration of protection for geographical indications and appellations of origin. Since 2015, Yen Bai has organised 12 training conferences to raise businesses, organisations and individuals’ awareness of intellectual property (IP), thus stepping up the IP establishment and protection for agricultural specialties and key products.

During the time, 18 scientific projects on IP protection have been carried out in the province, with eight already completed and the other 10 still underway.

A project on building a collective trademark for the Gioi Phien vermicelli and another on protecting and managing the geographical indication for the Van Chan softshell turtles have also been implemented.

Seventeen local products have been entitled to IP protection so far, including geographical indications of three products (Van Yen cinnamon, Muong Lo rice, Bat do bamboo shoot), certification marks of six products (Suoi Giang tea, "son tra” (Fuctus Docyniae) of Mu Cang Chai, Dai Minh pomelo, fish in Thac Ba Reservoir, Mu Cang Chai black-boned chicken, Lam Thuong duck), and collective trademarks of eight products (Luc Yen orange, Van Chan orange, Bach Ha rice, Tu Le glutinous rice, Gioi Phien vermicelli, Chiem Huong Dai Phu An rice, Muong Lo smoked meat, Luc Yen seedless persimmon).

Besides, Yen Bai has paid special heed to boosting sales via distribution networks in the Vietnamese market. Marketing, domestic trade promotion, and participation in fairs in the province and the country have also been enhanced to help local businesses expand their market shares.

As a result, several farm produce of Yen Bai have hit the shelves of BigC, Vinmart and Hapro supermarkets in the northern region.

Apart from the domestic market, some key local agricultural products have also been exported such as tea shipped to Taiwan (China), the Middle East, the EU and China; cinnamon pieces and extract to China, India, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the EU; bamboo shoot to Japan, Taiwan and the RoK; and cassava starch to the RoK, China and Taiwan.

Thu Hanh

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