VOV.VN - The Ho Chi Minh City Export Forum and Trade Fair 2023 officially opened on May 25, with the event attracting the participation of businesses from 70 countries and territories from around the world.
The function provided an ideal venue in which businesses can grasp the world's green trend to devise their investment orientations whilst improving product quality and meeting the needs of international customers.
At the event, Vo Van Hoan, vice chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, revealed that the international fluctuations over recent times has led to the decline in global trade, thereby impacting Vietnamese import and export activities.
The export forum was the first of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City and is expected to create the optimal conditions for businesses to seek partners, importers, and potential buyers.
During the course of the four-month period, the country's total import-export turnover dropped by 13.6% to only US$211 billion on-year, while the southern hub’s import and export activities also experienced a drop of 21.1% against the same period from last year, he added.
At present, Ho Chi Minh City has actively designed synchronous solutions aimed at accompanying businesses, thereby removing obstacles in their production activities whilst promoting the export of goods.
The event has so far received registrations from about 3,000 foreign visitors, including 273 delegations and businesses from 70 countries and territories such as the United States, the Republic of Korea, and India, with the ultimate aim of learning more about export products of enterprises, whilst strengthening trade connectivity.