26/02/2016 14:50 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam Expo 2016 to push stronger trade links

Hanoi, February 26 (VNA) – The 26th Vietnam Expo 2016 that aims to enhance regional and international economic connectivity will take place in Hanoi from April 13-16.

This year’s fair will see the participation of more than 450 companies from 20 countries and territories showcasing their products at 520 booths, said the organising board.

Jointly organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the National Trade and Advertising Joint Stock Company (Vinexad) over the last two decades, the annual event serves a bridge for promoting trade ties between Vietnam and other countries.

Sharing achievements reaped in the previous expos, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam Jun Dae Joo said this is the 17th time the RoK has participated in the event.

The fairs have brought cooperation opportunities for both Vietnamese and RoK businesses, he noted, adding that Vietnam Expo 2015 attracted 81 RoK firms operating in food, beverage, consumer goods, cosmetic, and medical equipment.

According to Radomill Dolezal, General Director of the trade promotion agency of the Czech Republic, the European country’s presence at the fair would help promote it as a strong and reliable trade partner with high-quality and advanced products.

Through the fair, Czech firms want to establish new trade ties, he affirmed.

This year’s fair is expected to step up stronger connections between Vietnamese firms and their foreign counterparts in trade, investment, and technological transfer, contributing to pushing the country’s export growth and luring more foreign investment.

It will also offer exhibitors a chance to learnt about Vietnam’s investment policies and tools for trade links.