Viet Nam is set to resume import of oranges, mandarins and grapes from Australia on August 1, seven months after it stopped buying Australian fruits due to a fruit fly outbreak there.
Hoang Trung, deputy head of the Plant Protection Department, said Vietnamese agencies, through inspection trips to Australia, had found that the three fruits met plant quarantine conditions.
Another 35 Australian fruits remain in the black list and Viet Nam has yet to make a decision about allowing them in again, he said.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Women's Union holds jobs fair
The HCM City Women's Union on Wednesday inaugurated the Seventh Women's Job Festival and the 2015 Launching Viet Nam Products Festival at the Le Thi Rieng Cultural Park, District 10.
The festivals have attracted nearly 30 companies, who are seeking to hire more than 4,000 workers in various fields and provide vocational training for poor women.
The festivals will go on until July 26.
Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer)
Local products dominate market
Nearly 90 per cent of products sold at local and foreign supermarkets around the country are now locally produced, Le Thi Kim Oanh, deputy chairwoman of the Ha Noi Fatherland Front Committee and deputy head of the steering committee for the "Vietnamese people use Vietnamese products" campaign, said.
Nearly 90 per cent of goods sold at Big C supermarket's outlets are locally made while it is 95 per cent at Co.opmart and nearly 100 per cent at Vinatext Mart, she said, adding that before the launch of the campaign the rate had been only 40-60 per cent.
A survey by the steering committee found that around 80 per cent of goods sold in rural areas in Ha Noi are domestically made.
Tin Tuc (News)
Dong Thap to host trade expo
Around 120 businesses will display their products at the Vietnamese high-quality products fair to be held in Dong Thap Province's Cao Lanh city from July 28 to August 2.
The fair will have 300 booths exhibiting garments and textiles, footwear, handicrafts, food, stationery, cosmetics, household utensils, electrical goods, and other consumer goods.
Seminars, including one on applying new technologies in production to enable more domestic companies to take part in the global value chain, will be held on the sidelines of the fair.
Organised by the Business Association of High-Quality Vietnamese Goods together with the provincial People's Committee and the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the fair will take place at the multi-purpose arena in My Phu Ward.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)