VN-China Int'l Trade Fair on the horizon

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 09:15

The Viet Nam-China International Trade Fair 2015 in Mong Cai Town, Quang Ninh Province. — Photo
QUANG NINH (Biz Hub) — The Viet Nam-China International Trade Fair is scheduled to take place in Dongxing City, in China's Guangxi Province from November 8-12.

The fair will accommodate more than 830 booths, including 100 from Viet Nam, displaying special products from ASEAN member countries, heard a conference in Mong Cai City, northern Quang Ninh Province, on Monday.

Nguyen Tien Dung, Vice Chairman of the Mong Cai City People's Committee, said the city would set up a booth at the fair to introduce products of wards and communes in Quang Ninh province.

There will be exhibitions, forums and seminars on cross-border trade and tourism, along with various cultural, sports and tourism activities within the framework of the event.

Mong Cai and Dongxi cities have taken turns hosting the annual event since 2006, aiming to help the two countries' enterprises seek partners.

Bilateral trade reached US$66.6 billion in 2015, a year-on-year rise of 13.7 percent, of which Viet Nam exported $17.1 billion worth of goods to China (up 14.8 per cent) and imported $49.5 billion in commodities (up 13.3 per cent).

In 2016, Viet Nam's exports reached $10.85 billion (up 14.93 per cent) while its imports stood at $16.47 billion (down 3.42 per cent). — NS

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