At the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese and Chinese businesses met at a conference in Hanoi on November 24 to discuss how to promote investment and trade in agricultural products.

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Centre for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Truong Viet Dung pledged all possible support for Vietnamese and Chinese firms and business associations to conduct market surveys.

He said the centre would increase liaison with Chinese relevant agencies, especially the two embassies’ commercial sections, to provide businesses with the latest economic and trade information.

Rong Wei Dong, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Association of Food and Farm Produce, said Vietnam and China have supplementary farm produce. China exports apples, mandarins, grapes to Vietnam while importing tropical fruits such as longans, bananas and rice from the country.

Le Ba Lich, Chairman of the Vietnam Animal Feed Association, hoped that China would make it easier for Vietnamese food and farm produce to enter its market.

In January-September, two-way trade between Vietnam and China topped 64 billion USD, up 12 percent annually.

In investment, China signed contracts worth more than 35 billion USD with their Vietnamese partners.-VNA