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fed table scraps. This initiative will be a groundbreaking
effort in Vietnam, highlighting the essential connection
between improved diets and pet health.
Recognizing that pet food is considered a luxury
good and quite costly for many Vietnamese pet owners,
the AFIA has also secured additional USDA funding
through the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) to
assess how US pet food ingredient manufacturers and
suppliers might tap into the Vietnamese pet food market
and support the expansion of its domestic pet food
production. Expanding Vietnamese pet food production
can make pet food more affordable and available to
Vietnamese pet owners. This approach, combined with
efforts to promote pet nutrition, health and the benefits
of complete pet diets, could support a significant increase
in the overall demand for pet food in Vietnam.
The US animal food industry utilizes MAP and EMP
AFIA is working with the
Vietnamese Small Animal
Veterinary Association to
help increase awareness
among dog and cat
owners in Vietnam about
the important role proper
nutrition and veterinarians
play in the long and
healthy life of pets.
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funding, which, once again, is being debated under
the Farm Bill this year. These programs have not seen
funding increases since 2006, yet are instrumental in
promoting animal food exports, particularly in key
markets like Vietnam and China, especially since no
new trade agreements are currently being discussed.
A key policy priority for the AFIA is increasing funding
for the MAP and EMP programs, as well as other
market development programs, under the Farm Bill to
promote the continued expansion of US agricultural
exports, including pet food, particularly in emerging
markets like Vietnam.
Expanding Vietnamese
pet food production can
make pet food more
affordable and available to
Vietnamese pet owners. "
Gina Tumbarello, American Feed Industry Association
Supply chain resiliency
Recognizing the importance of securing vital inputs
for feed and pet food production, such as vitamins and
amino acids, the AFIA has been proactively working
with the federal government to address potential supply
chain vulnerabilities.
As an example, an estimated 78% of total vitamin imports
to the United States are from China, creating an
overwhelming dependency on this single country for
its vitamin needs, a concern underscored by the lack
of feasible alternative sources for these essential nutrients.
Where alternative suppliers exist, they simply cannot
match China's vast production capabilities or scale.
China holds a commanding position in global vitamin
production, reportedly exclusively manufacturing key
vitamins such as thiamine, niacin, biotin, inositol, salicylic
acid, cobalamin, cholecalciferol and K. This dependency
poses significant risks, as demonstrated by the
recent trends in the amino acids market, which follow a
similar pattern to what has been observed with vitamins.
According to some analyses, the
US dependency on Chinese production
now accounts for over
62% of the global capacity for
amino acids, including 76% for
lysine and 91% for threonine.
It goes without saying that pets
need vitamins to support their
wellbeing. Thiamine (B1) regulates
energy and carbohydrate
metabolism, while vitamin D facilitates
the balance of minerals,
like phosphorus and calcium, for
robust bone growth, essential for
maintaining strong muscles and
bones. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant,
protecting cells from
oxidative damage, further promoting
pet health and vitality.
In addition, pets require amino
acids in their diets to maintain
healthy and active lifestyles.
There are more than 20 amino
acids necessary for pets, with
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