A programme launched by Ho Chi Minh City has proved to be effective in promoting local-made products and supporting domestic businesses to develop brands and improve their production.
Vietnam recorded a trade surplus of US$2.76 billion in the first 11 months of the year, or 1.4% of total export turnover, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
As the flow of goods intensifies in anticipation of increased demand during the Christmas and New Year season, there has also been an uptick in smuggling, authorities say.
Mexico’s Labour Party (PT) chief said the Doi Moi (Renewal) process, initiated in 1986, was a wise decision of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), which helped turn Vietnam from a food importer into one of the world's largest exporters in numerous goods.
Fake goods ranging from eyewear to handbags are openly available at high-end shopping malls and street-side markets across the country.
The Swedish businesses coming to Vietnam in the second investment wave are focusing on consumer goods, according to analysts.
Made-in-Vietnam goods are more competitive than those of other Asian countries in the Republic of Korea (RoK) thanks to the effective implementation of the Vietnam-RoK and ASEAN-RoK free trade agreements, experts said at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on November 2.
Vietnam has been considered as a “fertile land” for foreign food firms as many trademarks from the Republic of Korea (RoK), Japan and Thailand are seeking ways to penetrate the 93 million-strong market.
An increasing number of overseas buyers are sourcing products from Vietnam as the country is rapidly improving its supply chain for locally made garments and taking part in more free trade agreements.
A trade exchange event was held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK) on October 24 to seek to increase the presence of Vietnamese products, especially farm produce and consumer goods, in the RoK market.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) will propose solutions to the Government to renovate specialised inspection activities in order to create a favourable environment for the business community while ensuring control over the quality of goods and protecting consumers.
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) on October 6 increased its forecast for Vietnam’s GDP growth rate for the whole year to 6.8 percent, higher than the Government’s set target of 6.7 percent.
More than 300 booths from 200 domestic names received a warm response from consumers during the ‘Vietnamese give priority to Vietnamese goods’ trade fair held recently in Hanoi.
Vietnam and Japan co-organised a training conference on countering counterfeit products and enforcing intellectual property rights in northern Lang Son province on October 5.
The 35th meeting of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee concluded in Hanoi on October 3, reaching a consensus to soon sign a new trade agreement and facilitate the implementation of investment projects in the two countries.
The total retail sale value of goods and services from January to September posted the highest year-on-year increase in 2017, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a decision repealing a list of 114 products and goods subject to pre-import quality inspection, cutting inspections on these products from two times to one.
The Republic of Korea (RoK)’s exports to Vietnam enjoyed a year-on-year surge of nearly 50% in the first seven months of 2017, making the Southeast Asian country the third biggest importer of RoK goods.
The Agency for Regional Industry Development under the Ministry of Industry and Trade announced on August 18 that it will honour and grant certificates to outstanding industrial products from rural areas in 2017.
VOV.VN - Hundreds of vendors were on hand for the opening of a Thai merchandise show in Hanoi Thursday, August 17-18, at the Friendship Cultural Palace at 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, reported the Vietnam News Agency.