Seminar promotes Vietnam – Argentina trade

Monday, Aug 08, 2016 15:10

Representatives of Embassy of Viet Nam in Argentina and the Argentina - Viet Nam Cultural Institute are talking with Argentinean businesspeople. — Photo VNA
BUENOS AIRES (Biz Hub) — Lanus district in Argentina's Buenos Aires province wants to boost trade and economic ties with Viet Nam, the district's Secretary of Economic Development Oscar Jofre said at a local seminar on August 5.

The event, jointly organised by the Embassy of Viet Nam in Argentina and the Argentina - Viet Nam Cultural Institute (ICAV), attracted a crowd of Argentinean businesses.

Oscar Jofre said Lanus wants to import consumer goods, such as electronics and garments from Viet Nam while it can sell leather and leather products and automobile spare parts to the Southeast Asian country.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Thanh Van, Vietnamese Commercial Attaché in Argentina updated the local business community on Viet Nam's economic development and potential for trade exchange.

According to Argentinean Customs, in the first five months this year, the trade value between the two nations reached US$1.27 billion, a 32 percent year-on-year increase.

Viet Nam's exports to Argentina were valued at $355 million, doubling the same period last year, while Argentina's exports to Viet Nam stood at $918 million, up 8 percent.

ICAV Director Poldi Sosa noted the opportunities in tourism co-operation between the two countries, adding that around 10,000 Argentinean tourists visit Viet Nam each year.

Numerous documents featuring Viet Nam's landscapes and tourism were delivered to participants during the event. — VNS

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