Deals worth US$258 million signed at Vietnam-China trade fair

08:36 | 17/11/2017 Trade

The 17th Vietnam-China International Trade Fair has seen over US$258 million worth of trade deals signed between enterprises from both sides over the course of six days.

At the opening ceremony of the trade fair - Photo: baocongthuong

The fair, running from November 10-15 in the northern province of Lao Cai, attracted more than 100,000 visitors, bringing in revenue of approximately VND40 billion (US$1.76 million).

Speaking at the event’s closing ceremony, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Truong Giang said that the trade fair once again proved Lao Cai’s important role in the Kunming (China) – Lao Cai – Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh corridor, as well as in bridging Vietnam, ASEAN and southwest China.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung speaks at the opening ceremony - Photo: baocongthuong

This year’s fair, the biggest of its kind, brought together more than 300 exhibitors from Vietnam, China, the Republic of Korea, Laos, Thailand and Ghana who showcased their products at over 800 booths. On display were products in the areas of agriculture, forestry, fishery, mechanics, electronics, timber, leather, clothing, and handicrafts.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung (1st L, front) visits a booth during the Trade Fair in Lao Cai from November 10-15 - Photo: VNA
Visitors at the trade fair - Photo: baocongthuong

On the occasion, some 40 individuals and organisations were honoured by the provincial People’s Committee for their contribution to the fair’s success.