|The Thanh Thủy International Border Gate in Hà Giang Province. - Photo diemthamquan.com|
HÀ GIANG — The potential of the export of Vietnamese agro-forestry-fishery products to China was highlighted at a conference held in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang on Tuesday.
During the event, co-organised by the provincial People’s Committee and the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Asia-Africa Market Department, participants heard about China’s quarantine requirements on imported agro-forestry-fishery products.
Tô Ngọc Sơn, Deputy Head of the Asia-Africa Market Department, spoke highly about the significant growth in two-way trade between Việt Nam and China.
Việt Nam is now China’s largest trade partner in the ASEAN, while China is the second largest export market of Việt Nam, he said. Farm produces always make up a remarkable ratio in China’s imports from Việt Nam. Most Vietnamese agricultural exports to China, including fruit, cassava and dried seafood, are shipped via Thanh Thủy International Border Gate in Hà Giang Province. In 2017, nearly 350 enterprises had products shipped to China through the gate, up 200 from last year.
Over the past 11 months of this year, Việt Nam had exported US$6.98 billion worth of agro-forestry-fishery products, 40 per cent more than in the same period last year. — VNS