The Hanoi Association of Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises displayed agricultural products, textiles and garments, construction materials, computers, software, home appliances and handicrafts made in Hanoi and other localities at 3 stands.
The stands attracted more than 200 importers from South Africa and regional countries who came to study the quality of products, prices and import-export procedures.
Vietnamese businesses also had a chance to welcome Connie Bapela, Speaker of Council, the City of Johannesburg who was accompanied with a business and official delegation.
Bapela affirmed that Johannesburg leaders and businesses are willing to serve as a bridge for Vietnamese goods to deeply penetrate South Africa and regional countries.
Vietnam Ambassador to South Africa Le Huy Hoang revealed that the Embassy will continue supporting businesses in seeking market information and partners.
Domestic businesses should improve the quality and diversify products, actively study South Africa’s market demand and taste and invite partners to visit their quality, safe and environmental-friendly production lines in Vietnam, Hoang said.
The Government will also create a niche for businesses to boost export, Hoang asserted.
On the occasion, a visiting delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade held a working session with its South Africa’s counterpart to discuss measures to enhance potential import-export activities with the aim of raising bilateral trade from current US$1.2 billion to US$1.5 billion next year.
This year’s SAITEX attracted around 15,000 visitors.