VietNamNet Bridge - ‘Vietnamese goods are defined as products manufactured, assembled in Vietnam and services implemented in the Vietnamese territory, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT). Vo Van Quyen, director of the MOIT’s Domestic Market Department, made the statement to Vietnam News Agency. Quyen said that the definition can be found in official documents for the ‘Buy Vietnamese’ campaign released in November 2012. ‘Vietnamese goods’ are products made in Vietnam and services provided in Vietnamese territory, not products imported from other countries. Meanwhile, ‘Vietnamese brand goods’ are products with trademarks and brands owned and registered by enterprises in Vietnamese territory. The trademarks and brands must have Vietnamese origin. When asked to clarify if Samsung’s products are listed as ‘Vietnamese goods’, the representative from MOIT said all the products made by foreign invested … [Read more...] about MOIT says Samsung products made in Vietnam are Vietnamese goods
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Workers at a Samsung factory in the northern province of Bac Ninh. Photo: Ngoc Son On the sidelines of a conference at the end of July, Samsung Vietnam CEO Myoung-Sup Han told the press that his company hopes to be treated as a local business soon, instead of a foreign investor. He said every year Samsung makes huge contributions to Vietnam's export revenues, and creates jobs for hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese, and that all its products are labeled as "made in Vietnam." Han's statement, despite raising a few eyebrows, did not cause any strong controversy, until recently. During a press conference to promote Vietnamese goods last Wednesday, Vo Van Quyen, who is in charge of domestic market issues at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, seemed to support Han's view. Quyen said products made by Samsung, or any other foreign companies in Vietnam, can be categorized as Vietnamese products. Many local businesses and economists simply do not like that idea. They say the electronics … [Read more...] about Made in Vietnam: Should Samsung be treated as a local company?
VietNamNet Bridge - The first model of smartphones of the technology group BKAV, most likely named Bphone, is attracting huge attention online. There is not much information about it but many people have made different predictions about the device. BKAV Vice Chair Vu Thanh Thang shares some information about the product. - What is the difference between Smartphone BKAV and locally-made cell phones in Vietnam today? - Vu Thanh Thang: There is a huge difference. Other companies in Vietnam produce smartphones by the ODM method (original design manufacturer) under two forms. The first is ordering foreign partners, usually Chinese partners, to manufacture smartphones with their own brands. The second form is importing components and assembling under available designs. Smartphones BKAV is researched, developed and manufactured under the OEM form (original equipment manufacturer), similar to the way of Sony, Apple, Samsung ... ie BKAV masters all stages of style design, mechanical … [Read more...] about BKAV to produce trully Made-in-Vietnam smartphones
Thuan Phat's plan to build a telephone factory or A My's introduction of ConnSpeed cell phones in Vietnam late last year are heating up the "made-in-Vietnam cell phone" topic. The Vietnamese telecom market is growing at the highest rate worldwide, 25% per year on average, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications' statistics. Vietnam has also passed Thailand and China as having the highest percentage of mobile phone users. Currently over half of Vietnamese people own a cell phone. Over 10 brands of hand phones are sold in Vietnam. Foreign analysts say Vietnam has a high potential in the telecom market. Many major manufacturers, like Vodafone and Samsung, plan to build plants in Vietnam. However, it is very difficult to sell locally-made cell phones in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Hung from Hanoi said: "We don't have locally-made cell phones because Vietnam's technology is underdeveloped. Moreover, Vietnamese cell phones are unable to compete with famous brands like Nokia or … [Read more...] about Made-in-Vietnam cell phones regain attention
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam's phone set exports have been increasing steadily year after year. However, most of the exports are made by foreign invested enterprises. Phone manufacturers still have been gaining high growth rates despite the economic downturn. However, "phone manufacturers" here mean foreign invested enterprises, not Vietnamese. … [Read more...] about Made-in-Vietnam phones only have plastic covers made in Vietnam