Trade fair to promote ties with Japan

February 23, 2011 | 08:08
“Opportunities for Vietnam and Japan businesses” trade exchange-exposition opened in Ho Chi Minh City on February 22, drawing 70 leading enterprises from the world’s third largest economy.
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The Japanese businesses, covering a variety of industries, from 3D programming to pork processing, aimed to conduct market surveys and seek partners.

Some Japanese businesses have set up their own pavilions to showcase their products.

Vo Tan Thanh, Director of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in HCM City (VCCI-HCM), from the organising board, said Japan is always a major market and has emerged as one of five strategic partners of Vietnam .

“At the event, Vietnamese businesses will have a chance to see with their own eyes products made by Japan , exchange information, set up partnership and look for business opportunities,” Thanh said.

Hiroshi Shimada from the TI-DA Square Co. Ltd., which is operating a project on apparels, cosmetics and functional foods in Vietnam , said he has been looking for Vietnamese partners to build a local distribution network.

Do Hoang Trung from the IDEA Company, which has multi-year experiences in working with Japanese businesses, said Japanese businesses’ interest in the Vietnamese market has been increasing these years, especially in hi-tech industry, mechanical engineering and cosmetics.

“An increasing number of Japanese businesses have come to Vietnam to conduct market surveys, promote trademarks and look for partners,” he added.


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