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Vietnamese firms showcase goods in Cambodian exhibition

Phnom Penh, December 17 (VNA) – Vietnam is attending the 11th Import – Export and One Province One Product Exhibition in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with a national pavilion and 12 booths of its prestigious enterprises.

The event, held from December 15-18 by the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce, aimed to boost import–export activities and introduce local consumers to products and services of regional countries, particularly in the context of the ASEAN Economic Community, which was formed on December 31, 2015.

Besides Vietnam, businesses from China, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Japan and Indonesia also brought to the fair numerous products, ranging from agricultural machines to handicraft products.

At the national pavilion, the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade displayed documents and publications on Vietnamese business and investment environment. Meanwhile, the firms showcased their key products such as machinery and equipment, electronic goods, food and beverages as well as handicrafts.

Sharing the borderline as well as similarities in culture and society, Vietnam and Cambodia are aiming for 5 billion USD in bilateral trade in the near future.

In the first quarter of the year, two-way trade hit 944.6 million USD, posting a year-on-year increase of 4.3 percent.