Visitors shop for Thai goods at the fair. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng
HẢI PHÒNG — A wide range of consumer goods made in Thailand are being exhibited at a trade fair in the port city of Hải Phòng.
Opened on Thursday, the fair features 40 Vietnamese businesses showcasing their products including foodstuff and beverages, fresh fruits, home appliances, garments and jewellery and gems at more than 60 stalls.
In his speech at the event's opening ceremony, the municipal People's Committee vice chairman Nguyễn Văn Thành said the fair will make a contribution to enhancing bilateral trade between Thailand and Việt Nam, especially in the post-pandemic context.
Thành also described the event as a good chance for local businesses to explore new opportunities and seek partners.
The fair will last until Sunday.
Last year, two-way trade between the two nations witnessed a yearly modest decline of 3.4 per cent to US$16.9 billion. Of the sum, $5.3 billion came from Vietnamese exports, a year-on-year decrease of 4 per cent while its import from Thailand also dropped 3.2 per cent at $11.6 billion.
The two countries hope to hit $20 billion bilateral trade by the end of this year. — VNS