The volume of goods transported through southern ports has been rising by an average of 20 per cent a year in recent years, according to a report by Vietcombank Securities Company (VCBS).
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) needs to give more support to enterprises in establishing stable and reliable distribution channels for expanding trade promotion activities and consumption markets, especially for agricultural products.
Việt Nam's agricultural products are being exported to more than 180 countries and territories, particularly products moving from the mid-range market to the higher-end segment.
Growth will however be lower than the 8 per cent target set earlier in this year, the online newspaper Kinh tế & Đô thị reported the MoIT as saying.
The US is a potential market for Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports thanks to the diverse distribution system along with a 3-million-strong overseas Vietnamese community, according to the Vietnamese Trade Office in the US.
With tropical weather and diverse ecosystems, Việt Nam is rich in spices, including many very special and popular flavours such as cinnamon, anise, pepper, cardamom, cashew and chili.