|A shark catfish farm in An Giang Province. The province has seen a growth of exports and imports in 2018. – VNA/VNS Photo Công Mạo.|Viet Nam News
AN GIANG — An Giang Province’s exports grew by 2.43 per cent last year to US$840 million to comfortably achieve the target set at the beginning of the year.
With its favourable geographic location, the province has demonstrated its strength as a trading gateway and its exports have been growing steadily, said Võ Nguyên Nam, director of the province’s Department of Industry and Trade.
The province lies on the Cambodian border and has border checkpoints at Tịnh Biên District and Tân Châu Town, two in An Phú District and numerous smaller ones, which help facilitate trade.
Its main exports are seafood, rice, clothing, and frozen vegetables, and its main markets include the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Singapore.
The province plans to gather information about more markets to aid exports and organise more trade facilitation activities.
It will help firms export to Cambodia by studying provinces in that country where demand for Vietnamese goods is high and apprising local companies about Cambodia’s trade policies.
It aims to achieve exports of $890 million this year.
An Giang is one of the Mekong Delta’s key economic hubs along with Kiên Giang and Cà Mau provinces and Cần Thơ City. — VNS