Vietnam outstanding export products fair opens in HCM City

The four-day event features 450 booths from 400 leading export-oriented enterprises in key industries of Vietnam, doubling those in the first edition held in 2023.

It focuses on key exports, including food, beverage, agricultural and aquatic products, wood and handicraft items, textile - apparel, leather - footwear, handbag, rubber - plastics, and electronics - mechanics, to assist local businesses and exporters to seize chances from recovering markets.

HCM City Export 2024 looks to help businesses engage in global supply chains and set up close partnerships with foreign distribution systems.

Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, said that many indexes of industrial production, trade and export in the city have increased significantly in the first months of 2024. The fair aims to help enterprises seek partners, and overcome difficult period when the market’s demand has been slowing down.

In the first four months of 2024, export turnover through ports in the city reached US$12.5 billion, up 69.2% over the same period last year.

Notably, many items with impressive export growth include textiles and garments with US$1.2 billion, up 40.3%; machinery, equipment and spare parts with US$912.8 million, up 40.6%; transport vehicles and spare parts with US$241.4 million, up 47.1%; and wood and wood products with US$175.6 million, up 80.3%.

A series of other activities will also take place such as business-to-business sessions where companies can meet representatives of international buyers like Central Retail and MM Mega Market, or major e-marketplaces such as Amazon and Alibaba to bring their quality products to consumers around the globe.

Fair-goers will have a chance to receive attractive promotional programmes.

Source: VOV