Market orientation tweaked in face of Chinese barriers

Market orientation tweaked in face of Chinese barriers

China has long been Vietnam’s go-to export market for its fruits and vegetables but recent barriers in border trade policies, coupled with lasting infrastructural issues, have left few options for Vietnamese agrifood exporters to boost sales and make use of more official channels as well.
Enterprises on edge with oil price hikes

Enterprises on edge with oil price hikes

Rising fuel costs have forced companies in Vietnam to reconsider their business and production expenses.
Sustainable groups on agenda for 2025

Sustainable groups on agenda for 2025

A big programme to foster domestic private groups towards becoming sustainable businesses over the next few years is expected to act as a catalyst to private sector growth.
Timber groups waking up to change

Timber groups waking up to change

Vietnam’s first generation of timber-processing enterprises has come a long way and achieved impressive growth over the last decade. However, their legacy is under threat by several external factors increasing the difficulties for a generational shift.
New year, new value for national brands

New year, new value for national brands

In the upcoming new lunar year, Vietnam’s government and business community are breaching the barriers that last year left, supported by the national brand recognition through the Vietnam Value Programme, which paves the way for businesses to assert their position in domestic and international markets.
South Koreans stay at summit of flow charts

South Koreans stay at summit of flow charts

South Korean investors have yet again managed to stay at the top of the food chain in Vietnam’s investment environment in 2021. However, their presence also entails a network of satellite businesses that leave little room for domestic competitors.
Solutions coming thick and fast for draft PDP

Solutions coming thick and fast for draft PDP

The policymakers of the latest draft of Vietnam’s mammoth Power Development Plan VIII see themselves confronted with additional wind and solar demand, as well as the scrutiny of a deputy prime minister, requiring the Ministry of Industry and Trade to remedy issues to meet the national goals of energy security and net zero emissions by 2050.
Garment and textiles face reality of fierce global rivalry

Garment and textiles face reality of fierce global rivalry

Vietnam’s garment and textile sector has reached the 2021 export target, but is confronted with ever-growing competition from the Asian continent as well as other markets.
More to come from exports in seafood

More to come from exports in seafood

Seafood exporters surprised in 2021 with a turnover of $8.9 billion, up 6 per cent compared to 2020, but experts and government officials recommend further diversifying targeted export markets and making good use of existing trade agreements.
Fruit exporters seek irradiation variety

Fruit exporters seek irradiation variety

Many orders, coupled with a strong increase in the demand for fresh fruits from the United States, could be a gold mine for Vietnamese exporters if problems related to the only suitable preservation company were dealt with.
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