Biotrade provides a platform for experts and organizations specialized in supporting enterprises to produce and export natural ingredients and processed agricultural products complying with the international standards to high-end markets in Europe, United State, Japan.. etc.

Biotrade was derived from the initiative that launched in 1996 started by UNCTAD to support the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and now being embraced by some segments of the private sector and certain governments globally.

Biotrade was introduced and developed in Vietnam in the early 2010s under the financial support of the Swiss Government and has become the core transaction of the ecosystem where local export companies could develop sustainable supply chains and approach potential markets through efficient trade promotion and value chain services.







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Our Vision

Our Mission

Biotrade’s mission is to ensure the provision of top quality services to companies through the coordination with and build capacities of business support organisations, consultants in sustainable value chain development and trade promotion.

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Our Vision

Biotrade is home to a community of companies, both exporting ones from Vietnam and the region and importing companies in Europe, USA, Japan, etc. who have strong commitments to sustainability and biodiversity, and embrace the values of society, environment and people in their trade practices. Biotrade provides and coordinates top quality services to companies in the development of the sustainable supply chains and promotion of their products into new markets.

BioTrade Principles

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Conservation of biodiversity
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Sustainable use of biodiversity
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Fair and equitable sharing of benefits
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Socio-economic sustainability
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Legal compliance
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Respect for actors' rights
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Right to use and access natural resources
Socio-economic sustainability

About our team

We are a young and dynamic group of specialists who have rich experience and expertise in providing business consultation services. Our ambition is to become a top service provider who could deliver the best quality services to our clients. Our team has grown during the Biotrade project implementation and gained extensive experience when working with private companies. We have strengths in following aspects.

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Top Services

Have a large pool of leading professionals in our network, who could join our team to provide top-quality service.

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Great Expertise

Have 10 years of experience in supporting companies to develop sustainable supply chain and expand their market.

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Strong Network

Have a great network with local exporters and international importers.

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Strategic partnership

Have great experience in liaising with local government authorities which will help ease the relevant procedures.


  • Creat a network of business support organizations (BSOs), consultants, international partners, to support companies, who producing and trading natural ingredients and want to apply Biotrade standards, improving their business process and management, build a sustainable value chain in natural ingredients and processed agricultural products complying with the international standards to high-end markets in EU, US, Japan.. etc.
  • Support exported companies or companies who want to export to international markets to identify target markets in line with their own capacity and vision; Update required information and consumption trends in each target market.
  • Increase the effectiveness of trade promotion activities by supporting Associations and Enterprises to participate in international fairs, trade delegations, and meet import companies, contributing to increase export sales of companies to hundreds of thousands, some companies reach sales of up to millions of dollars.
  • Collaboration with international partners such as UEBT, Profound, SIPPO to improve trade promotion skills and operations, effectively trade connection for industry associations and Biotrade businesses in natural ingredients with big international import organizations/enterprises in markets such as EU, Japan, USA….
  • Connecting and supporting BSOs such as VOAA, AFT, VPA to study and improve the quality of services provided to companies such as trade promotion, customer networking through participation in domestic and global fairs, exhibitions such as BIOFACH, Food Expo, Anuga, B2B networking events and international trade workshops in Vietnam and overseas.
  • A network of sustainable value chain consultants with supported by Biotrade in capacity building and updating the latest knowledge on standards and requirements of the markets of EU, US, Japan, is capable of providing high-quality technical consulting services for businesses on sustainability standards, moving towards forming a Biotrade eco-system after the project ends

Key Result

(Updated at December 31, 2023)


USD 138,107,349

Trade turnover

16 companies

develop buyer

5 companies

become UEBT’s

49,587 people

benefit from improved income or
working conditions

19 companies

get sustainable
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About CRED

Center for Rural Economy Development (CRED) is a leading Vietnam-based Non-Profit Organization (NGO), working for the elimination of poverty and greater inclusion of disadvantaged groups including the poor, women, youth and ethnic minorities in sustainable development and economic growth.

By now, CRED has actively diversified activities from project management, consultancy services in the fields of value chain development for agroforestry products including planting, collecting, processing, sourcing and exporting of agroforestry products according to international standards as well as non-agricultural products such as tourism and handicrafts.

Go to CRED’s website