Exports to reach 2014 targets
08:02 | 16/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - “This year, export value is expected to grow about 10 percent compared with 2013 and reach US$146 billion,” said Phan Thi Dieu Ha, Deputy Director of the Agency of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), at a recent meeting held by the ministry to review the results of foreign trade in the first six months of 2014.
Wood businesses must learn about FLEGT-VPA
11:23 | 15/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - Negotiations on a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between Vietnam and the EU regarding the EU's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) are at their final stages. The agreement is expected to be signed later this year to contribute to improving the competitiveness of Vietnamese wood exports to the EU market.
Establishing Tra fish distribution, auction center in Europe
15:06 | 14/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Export and Import Department, and the Vietnamese Trade Office in Belgium are working with the Flanders Trade Office, the Zeebrugge Port Authority and several Belgian partner companies on a scheme to establish a Vietnamese Tra fish distribution and auction center in Europe.
Removing difficulties for consumption of agro-forestry-fishery products
09:30 | 14/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - “Apart from diversifying export markets and improving product quality, another important way for agro-forestry-fishery products is to capitalize on the domestic market”, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh in an interview with Vietnam Economic News’ Phuong Lan about consumption of Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery products.
Diversifying material sources for textile, garment production
14:18 | 13/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - In the past, the domestic textile and garment sector had to import over 75 percent of materials from China, but today it has decreased to 45 percent. To achieve this result, the sector has patiently implemented its strategy to increase the local content of products and diversify the sources of material supply for domestic textile and garment production.
Footwear industry welcomes new development waves
09:13 | 11/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - According to the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO) in 2014, total export revenue of the whole industry is expected to reach US$14 billion. The target of Vietnam’s footwear industry in the next 10 years is to be listed in the world’s top 10 leather and footwear producers.
Actively looking for export markets
08:04 | 10/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - Together with joint efforts of ministries, departments and enterprises, the national trade promotion program conducted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade has made major contributions to exports. Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency Director Bui Huy Son said that in the coming period, the national trade promotion program would prioritize the search for new markets for agricultural products.
Over 200 businesses to join Ha Noi Gift Show
11:29 | 09/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - The 2014 Ha Noi Gift Show is scheduled to take place from October 27-30 in Hanoi, according to Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association (Vietcraft) General Secretary Le Ba Ngoc.
Farm produce, forest product and seafood exports maintain growth
08:03 | 09/07/2014 Trade
(VEN) - Vietnamese businesses exported farm produce, forest products and seafood worth almost US$15 billion in the first half of 2014, up 12.7 percent from the same period in 2013. Of this, major farm produce exports came to US$7.17 billion, up 6.9 percent, seafood exports were an estimated US$3.57 billion, up 28.6 percent, and forest product exports amounted to an estimated US$2.93 billion, up 12 percent.