Authorities from the southern province of Binh Duong held a dialogue with Japanese businesses on July 10.

Japanese companies gave opinions on local social welfare, tax, and import-export policies as well as investment procedures and administrative formalities.

Officials from these sectors eased business concerns over e-tax payments, second-hand equipment imports, unemployment compensation and expiration dates for Japanese imported beef.

Japanese Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City Satoshi Nakajima welcomed the dialogue for enabling the two sides to give feedback on law enforcement and discuss solutions to mitigate difficulties for businesses.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Nam said similar events will be hosted for foreign enterprises, including those from Japan.

He said the locality will enact prompt measures to support businesses.

He added that the Japanese business association is expected to continue bridging local leaders with businesses to facilitate production.

Binh Duong has hosted 231 Japanese investment projects worth 4.86 billion USD, ranking second nationwide in terms of Japanese investment capital after central Thanh Hoa province with 9.68 billion USD.

In the first half of this year, Japan ran eight investment projects in Binh Duong with a total capital of 82.2 million USD.-VNA