Haiti-Vietnam’s potential market

(VOV) -Vietnamese enterprises should take advantage of penetrating the Haiti market where hygiene control and import-export procedures are not so strict.

According to Do Viet Phuong, Trade Counsellor of Vietnam to Cuba, Haiti’s import turnover hovers around US$2.4 billion a year.

The country consumes around 400,000 tonnes of rice, but its domestic rice production is just 100,000 tonnes.

It imported 400 tonnes of rice from Vietnam in March and will get another 33,000 tonnes in the coming week to control domestic rice hikes.

Vietnamese businesses are also keen to export textile and garment products to Haiti but the geographic distance, language barrier and lack of market information remain a stumbling block for them to penetrate the market, not to mention tough competition from other countries.