More than 20 Vietnamese businesses selling farm and seafood products are participating in the Asia Pacific Food Expo (APFE) in Singapore.

Spanning from November 21-25, APFE, which is viewed as one of Asia’s largest food-themed events, offers a good chance for the Vietnamese participants to seek wider presence in Singapore.

The island country is among the biggest ASEAN trade partners of Vietnam, with two-way trade nearing 17 billion SGD (13.6 billion USD) in January-October, equivalent to that of the whole 2013.

It is a promising market for Vietnamese farm produce and seafood, which currently make up only 10 percent of Singapore ’s imports, said Singapore-based Trade Counsellor Nguyen Viet Chi.

Vietnam could sell her products to other countries via Singapore since the country is a regional trade hub, according to head of the organisation board Steven Ng.-VNA