Vietnam seeks trade links with Algerian locality

During a working session with Benyaiche Ali, Governor of Tlemcen, the Vietnamese diplomat highlighted the relations between Vietnam and other nations, particularly Algeria, and expressed his hope to bolster the multilateral cooperation between the two sides, including at local level. Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Pham Quoc Tru (L) meeting Benyaiche Ali, Governor of Tlemcen to promote economic and trade cooperation.  Tru pointed to the good potential for partnership between Tlemcen, which is a leading cultural, tourism hub of Algeria, and Vietnamese localities. He asked the province to coordinate with him to promote links with Vietnam’s localities. Benyaiche Ali valued the traditional friendship between the two nations, and expressed his hope to develop the relationship between the locality with Vietnam, particularly the possibility to develop twinning relations with a province or city of Vietnam. During the stay, Tru also had a working session with the provincial Chamber of Commerce and Industry and local firms. The two sides briefed each other on their own potential and market, and exchanged measures to promote cooperation and connection between businesses of Tlemcen and Vietnam. The Chamber called on Vietnamese firms to invest in producing consumer goods, textiles, footwear, mechanical manufacturing, electronics, agriculture and construction in Tlemcen. He also proposed establishing links between his organization and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, adding that a delegation of local firms may attend the Vietnam Trade Fairs (Vietnam Expo) in November. Source: VNA... [read more]

The Vietnamese doctors also joined their Cambodian colleagues from Hospital 79 to provide free medical check-ups and medicine to 200 patients at the Santouk hospital. The same day, representatives from the Ministry of Defence’s Economics Department handed over 10 sets of computers and more than 4,000 notebooks to the Bantok secondary school in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The military officers, who are hosting the Vietnam Trade Fair 2009 in the neighbouring country from September 2-6, also donated an additional six sets of computers, over 4,000 notebooks and a number of teaching aids to a local school which has been set up by the Vietnamese community in Cambodia.... [read more]

The European Market Department, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, reported that 50 domestic companies from 10 sectors such as agriculture, aquatic products and light industry, are expected to take part in the fair to promote trade to the European market. La Van Chau, from the Department, commented that Russia is a high-potential market for Vietnamese commodities, particularly seafood, farm produce, apparel and footwear, as demand for these products is on the rise in the European market. Vietnam and Russia have seen a surge in bilateral trade in recent years, marked by a record of US$1.5 billion in two-way revenues in 2008. Of that amount, Vietnam exported US$672 million, an increase of 67 percent year-on-year, and plans to increase that figure to US$1 billion in 2009.... [read more]

The Minnesota Trade Organisation (MTO) said that during their stay in Vietnam, the businesses will attend workshops on the Vietnamese government’s policies and the country’s market. They will visit the Vietnam Trade Fair and several enterprises and work with their partners. The visit is expected to be successful as exports to Vietnam increased by 11 percent last year, reaching US$3.1 billion. According to the MTO, the growth in export value is mainly due to the Vietnamese government’s efforts in improving infrastructure and developing production. In 2009, MTO received 75 foreign delegations and organised 4 commercial delegations to other countries to increase the US state’s exports. This will be the first time the MTO has sent a business delegation to Vietnam.... [read more]

During the four-day fair, Thai businesses will introduce Vietnamese customers to products such as foods, drinks, household utensils, garments, jewelries, health and beauty care products, auto and bike parts, decorations and souvenirs. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Pham Thi Hong Thanh, Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said that the fair is a good chance for the two countries’ investors and producers to exchange experience and expand business cooperation. According to the Trade Commission of the Thai Embassy in Hanoi, the annual trade fair aims to not only promote Thailand’s products but also offer an opportunity for Thai businesses to study the potential Vietnamese retail market and seek partners. The event is jointly held by the Thai Ministry of Trade, the Embassy of Thailand in Vietnam and the Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Company (Vinexad). VNA... [read more]

On display are different kinds of food, fresh fruit, household appliances, garment and textile, jewelry, electronic products, healthcare services, make-up, automobile spare parts, interior decoration, gifts, tourism and aviation services. Nguyen Thanh Bien, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, said the exhibition aims to promote trade relations between Vietnam and Thailand. It provides a good chance for investors, producers and businesses from Thailand and Hai Phong city to meet and discuss ways of raising two-way trade turnover to over US$6 billion in the near future. The exhibition, organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), under Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, in co-ordination with the Thai Embassy in Hanoi and Vietnam Trade Fairs and Advertising Company (Vinexad), will last until March 25.... [read more]

Thai products exhibited in Haiphong At the event, 150 stalls are showcasing good-quality products, including food, beverage, fruit, household commodities, garments, jewelry, cosmetics and beauty care services, vehicle equipment and spare parts, souvenirs, interior decoration, and arts and handicrafts. Anuson Chinvano, Thai Ambassador to Vietnam, spoke highly of the development potential of the Vietnamese market, and said the exhibition not only advertises Thai products, but also provides good opportunities for Thai businesses to explore this market, seek partners and increase bilateral trade. The four-day exhibition is being organized by the Vietnam Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad) in co-ordination with the Thai Embassy in Vietnam and the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), under Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.... [read more]

The three-day event is jointly held by the Vietnam Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad) and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), the Korea World Trade Centre (COEX) and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA). On display at 250 booths are famous domestic trademarks such as Dalat Milk, Me Trang Coffee, Highlands Coffee, Pho 24, Tous Les Jours and Ong Kim, together with machines, equipment and new technologies for a modern retail industry. Fifty businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) are introducing a variety of high-quality products, including food, fresh fruit, household utensils, garments, jewellery and electronic equipment. Huyn Ho Ahn, KITA Vice Chairman and CEO, said that Vietnam sees great potential for developing its retail industry, with a young and dynamic workforce. This event is expected to provide a great chance for business communities to seek partners and sign investment contracts, thus further boosting franchise and retail cooperation between Vietnamese businesses and foreign investors, particularly those from the RoK, he said. To date, 105 foreign companies have registered to open franchises in Vietnam, mostly in the business of restaurants, fashion shops and convenience stores. According to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Ho Thi Kim Thoa, over recent years, international franchising has helped promote the development of this form of business in Vietnam as well as contributed to creating jobs and increasing incomes. It may also reduce risks for investors at a time of economic slowdown and limited access to capital, she added.... [read more]

The fair, the eighth of its kind, has attracted more than 70 companies with more than 100 booths to introduce products in the fields of make-up, cosmetics, fashion and gifts. At the fair, visitors in general and women in particular have a chance to see well-known trademarks in the world such as Maybeline, Revlon, Pupa and Tenamyd, meet experts in make-up and receive suggestions on gifts for the upcoming International Women’s Day. The organizer - Vietnam Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad) - said a number of activities will be held during the fair, including a Spring-Summer fashion show, make-up and hair design contests, a flower arranging performance and a Golden Conical Hat awards ceremony to honour high-quality products which are widely chosen by consumers.... [read more]

Laos-Vietnam Trade Fair opens At the opening ceremony on April 10, Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son highlighted the strong development of Vietnam and Laos media in both quality and quantity for the benefit of national construction and defence. Their media workers in the two countries have fulfilled their tasks of disseminating information on political and socio-economic achievements as well as strengthening the special friendship between the two countries. They have always closely cooperated with each other in sharing information, and professional experience, transferring technology and training human resources, he said. For his part, Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala said the exhibition reflects the close ties of friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, Governments and peoples. After attending the opening ceremony, the two ministers held talks to discuss issues of mutual concern and cooperative plans between the two ministries in the friendship year.... [read more]

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