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Goods fairs held in Seoul and Bangkok and on way in Melbourne

Released at: 13:13, 23/11/2019

Goods fairs held in Seoul and Bangkok and on way in Melbourne

The Vietnam - Hanoi Goods Week 2019 held in Seoul (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi and HCMC separately organizing fairs during November.

by Long Van

The Vietnam - Hanoi Goods Week 2019, co-hosted by the Hanoi Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Center and South Korea’s Lotte Mart, opened in Seoul on November 22, drawing a large number of visitors.

Vietnamese firms are showcasing processed food, fresh, dried and canned fruits, gifts, apparel, spices, tea, and coffee.

A business-to-business matching session, tourism promotion, and folk art performances are also to be held.

Open until November 28, the fair is expected to send Vietnamese products to Lotte’s distribution network in South Korea.

Earlier, on November 7, a week promoting Vietnamese goods also kicked off in Bangkok, Thailand, with the participation of 35 Vietnamese and Thai businesses in processing, garments and textiles, household utensils, and food.

The four-day event was jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade and Thailand’s BJC retail group.

It is one of the trade promotion activities being conducted by the southern city to help Vietnamese businesses promote their products and brands in Thailand and seek potential international partners and expand markets.

This is the second time a promotional event for Vietnamese goods has been held in Bangkok this year. A Vietnamese goods program was held at the Central World shopping complex from September 18 to 22 with the participation of nearly 50 Vietnamese companies.

A Vietnamese goods fair will be also held from November 26 to 28 by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee in Melbourne, Australia, featuring 34 exhibitors from both countries.

The 50-booth fair will take place at Pullman Hotel Melbourne Albert Park to showcase eleven of Ho Chi Minh City’s key products.

Australia is currently Vietnam’s eighth-largest trade partner and Ho Chi Minh City’s 18th-largest investor, with 197 projects.

rade between Ho Chi Minh City and Australia has been on the rise since the ASEAN - Australia - New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) took effect in 2010. Last year, two-way trade totaled nearly $979 million, with exports from Ho Chi Minh City growing 2.72 per cent against 2017, to $578.5 million.

Ho Chi Minh City mainly exports computers, electronics and components, textiles and garments, footwear, and machinery to Australia.

The city plans to organize a variety of activities and events on the sidelines of the fair to beef up friendship and cooperation between the two sides. A highlight will be a seminar on the potential of the Australian market and opportunities for Vietnamese products, which is expected to gather some 100-120 firms from both sides.

City leaders will also review the progress made with the opening of a Ho Chi Minh City trade and investment promotion center in Melbourne and will meet Vietnamese and Australian business leaders.

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