|A customer shops at the 2018 Made-in-Thailand Outlet taking place in Hà Nội from January 4 to January 7. — VNA/VNS Photo Uyên Hương|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The 2018 Made-in-Thailand Outlet is taking place in Hà Nội from January 4 to January 7, with a variety of products on offer.
The fair houses 108 pavilions featuring food, beverages, fruits and household utensils, as well as jewellery, cosmetics, garment-textile, souvenirs and automobile spare parts.
Some 100 participating Thai businesses use this occasion to advertise their products and seek Vietnamese partners to boost future bilateral trade, Thai Ambassador to Việt Nam, Manopchai Vongphakdi, said.
Thailand is Việt Nam’s largest trading partner in the ASEAN bloc, said Lê Hoàng Oanh, Director of the Asia and Africa Markets Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The fair will contribute to promoting trade and economic co-operation between Việt Nam and Thailand. The two countries would strive to raise two-way trade to US$20 billion before 2020, Oanh said, adding that this was the target set by the two leaders of the countries during an official visit of Việt Nam’s Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc to Thailand from August 17-19, 2017.
The fair is organised by the Việt Nam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad) and the Trade Office under the Thai Embassy in Việt Nam. — VNS