As many as 100 businesses will be honoured with the 2014 Vietnamese top products and services brand awards at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 15.

The list of the winners will be announced on the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s portal , the Industry and Trade newspaper and, as stated at a press conference in Hanoi on March 5.

The awards were organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, the Ministry of Information and Communication, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The honour is designed for businesses operating in industrial manufacturing and trade services which engaged in the five-year-old campaign “Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods” by the Politburo.

The categories include Top 10 Vietnamese product brands, Top 10 businesses using 60 to 70 percent locally-sourced components, and 80 outstanding Vietnamese brands.

This is the first time awards will be granted to businesses that made active contributions to the campaign, said Le Viet Nga, Deputy Head of the Domestic Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

She noted that winners are required to have impressive sales and be highly competitive in the domestic arena.

Launched in 2009, the campaign “Vietnamese people prioritise Vietnamese goods”, will come to an end in 2020.-VNA