The United States is the largest market for Vietnam’s exports in the first five months of this year, generating an export revenue of US$22.6 billion, up 28% year-on-year. Some exports with the highest growth are smart phones and parts, with 109.2%; electronics, computers and parts 58.4%; and textiles and garments 9.8%. (Photo: Saigon Times) Under the impact of the U.S.-China trade war, Chinese goods are subject to high U.S. tariffs, leaving room for enterprises from other countries, including Vietnam, to penetrate the U.S. market. At present, Chinese leather products, shoes and handbags are not yet put in the group of commodities subject to a 25% U.S. tariff. However, Diep Thanh Kiet, vice chairman of the Vietnam Leather, Shoe and Handbag Association (Lefaso), said many big international footwear companies have contacted Lefaso members for a shift of U.S.-bound orders from China. Vietnam currently exports US$4 billion worth of footwear to the U.S. after China, with … [Read more...] about Potential risks for exports to U.S.
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Vietnamese firms join world’s largest food, beverage fair in UAE Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood 2018 (Source: laodong.vn) Twenty Vietnamese enterprises will showcase their products at the 24th edition of Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food & beverage trade exhibition – in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from February 17-21. The firms include the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), the Hanoi Trade Joint Stock Corporation (Hapro), the Nafoods Group and the Vietnam Hanfimex Corporation. The Agricultural Trade Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will organise the Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood. The event is expected to help Vietnamese enterprises find consumers, sign export contracts and expand their market share in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia. They can also introduce Vietnamese agricultural products, food and beverages and promote Vietnamese brands to foreign visitors, according to the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/2
Vietnam’s rice exports hit 5.2 million tonnes in ten months Vietnam shipped abroad 264,000 tonnes of rice in October this year for 136 million USD, pushing the total figures so far this year to 5.2 million tonnes worth 2.6 billion USD, up 1.7 and 14.1 percent year-on-year. China remained the leading importer of Vietnamese rice with a growth rate of 24 percent. Strong rises were also seen in many other markets, such as Indonesia, Iraq, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Average rice prices in the first nine months of 2018 reached 503 USD per tonne, up 13.7 percent year-on-year. The highest price was recorded for Jasmine rice with 575 USD per tonne, followed by Japonica with 526 USD per tonne. The export of medium- and high-quality rice increased, while that of low quality types reduced, now accounting for just 2 percent of the total export volume. [Video: Vietnamese rice now top quality on the international market] On October 18 this year, the Philippines closed its bidding and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 11/11
Vietnam, Japan look to foster trade cooperation A workshop was held in Tokyo on October 22 to discuss measures to promote economic and trade cooperation between Vietnam and Japan. Held by the Department of Trade Promotion (DTP) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Japan-ASEAN centre, the event attracted representatives from more than 100 Japanese and 25 Vietnamese enterprises operating in handicrafts, mechanics, plastic, home furniture and gifts. Speaking at the workshop, Doan Thi Thu Thuy, Deputy General Director of the DTP said Vietnamese goods are present in most markets around the world, and exports are shifting from raw materials to products with higher value such as electronics and smart phones. Notably, Vietnam's agriculture has witnessed a long period of stable growth with an average expansion of 4.4 percent in the last decade, with the export value of Vietnamese fruits surpassing those of rice and crude oil. Assessing Vietnam’s advantages, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 26/10
Singaporean enterprises seek opportunities in Vietnam A Singaporean mission of nearly 20 firms will visit Vietnam from October 15 to 19 to sound out cooperation prospects. The trip is jointly held by the Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore, the Malaysia-Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Singapore Business Federation. According to the organizers, the Singaporean delegation includes representatives of large corporations, such as Sembcorp, which has developed seven Vietnam-Singapore industrial park projects in Vietnam, and NTUC, the retailer accounting for more than half of Singapore’s market share. Besides visits to corporations and industrial parks in Vietnam, there will be trade promotion meetings in HCMC and Can Tho City so that enterprises of the two countries can seek partners and export goods. Representatives of the South Agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Trade Office in Singapore will also … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 18/10