Commercial Counselor Nguyen Kim Phuong (Source: VNA)

Hamilton (VNA) – Representatives from dozens of New Zealand firms doing business in Vietnam have met with the Vietnamese Embassy’s trade official in Hamilton, Waikato to learn more about Vietnam’s business and investment environment.

The event was jointly organised by the Trade Office under the Embassy of Vietnam in New Zealand, the Voice of New Zealand Exporters (ExportNZ) in Waikato, and the ASEAN – New Zealand Businesses Council (ANZBC).

Commercial Counselor Nguyen Kim Phuong briefed the participants on Vietnam’s recent economic development, business climate, and assistance provided by her office.

Meanwhile, ExportNZ and ANZBC informed them about their support for businesses doing business in the ASEAN and Vietnam markets, and their plan to send a delegation of 15 – 20 members to explore Vietnam’s market in 2017.

Other investors in Vietnam also shared their experience in doing business in Vietnam.

Waikato is the fourth biggest region of New Zealand with 2.5 million hectares. Its major export lines are milk, meat, farmed fish, forestry and wood products, farm products, among others.-VNA