|Vietnamese rice exports. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has officially announced a list of 225 Vietnamese prestigious exporters for 2017. — Photo laodong.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade has officially announced a list of 225 Vietnamese prestigious exporters for 2017, aimed at supporting local firms in promoting exports and expanding markets.
The ministry last week promulgated Decision No 2523/QĐ-BCT to approve the list of local prestigious exporters for 2017. The vote was held in co-ordination with 51 units from the provincial departments of industry and trade, other ministries, sectors, associations and relevant agencies after publishing the list of exporters on the ministry’s website for selection.
The list of exporters was chosen based on the proposals of relevant agencies, along with the ministry’s criteria of maximum export turnover, prestige with foreign partners, duties to the tax and customs sector and environmental protection.
Notably, the ministry has given priority in choosing sectors in which the country has encouraged exports as well as those facing difficulties in finding export markets. The ministry said the vote aimed to recognise exporters’ positive contributions to the country’s export growth while giving them support in seeking markets.
It also aimed to encourage Vietnamese exporters to further improve their image towards international integration with the world economy.
Some of businesses on the list are the Intimex Group Joint Stock Company in the coffee industry with export turnover of US$806 million, Bình Phước Import-Export Joint Stock Company in the rubber industry with $322 million, Vĩnh Hoàn Joint Stock Company in seafood sector with $296 million and Tân Thạch An Company Limited in the rice sector. — VNS