|A Vietnamese pavilion at the Vietnamese Goods Week 2016. — Photo VOV|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The second Vietnamese Goods Week in Thailand will take place at the Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 27 to August 2. The forthcoming event aims to introduce Vietnamese products to Thai customers and balance bilateral trade, Sài Gòn Giải Phóng newspaper reported.
Nearly 40 businesses are expected to sell their products at more than 20 pavilions, mainly confectionary, beverages, tea and coffee, as well as packaged food, spices, fruits and garment.
Việt Nam and Thailand are implementing trade promotion programmes towards increasing two-way trade to US$20 billion by 2020.
Made-in-Vietnam goods are thought to have potential in the Thai market, notably fruits and dried fruits, spices and seafood.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade warned that Thailand had strict requirements on quality and food safety.
Therefore, to secure a firm foothold in the market, businesses need to improve product quality, reduce production costs and promote their goods.
The ministry suggested investing in packaging with full information printed on the products in Thai or English to attract customers.
The first Vietnamese Goods Week was held in Thailand in 2016 with almost 150,000 visitors. — VNS