China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is putting on a four-day trade fair in Hanoi starting from July 26, with the expected participation of 120 companies from Guangxi.

The fair will have 140 pavilions covering an area of 4,500sq.m, showcasing over 1,000 different products, including agricultural products, agricultural machinery, sugar production technology, and electronics.

Li Shuo, an official of the Guangxi trade department, said that commercial ties with Vietnam have strengthened in recent years, with bilateral trade last year increasing by nearly 48 percent over the previous year to nearly 7.6 billion USD.

Guangxi's major exports to Vietnam include garments, chemicals, steel, automobiles, diesel engines, and agricultural produce, while Vietnam exports coal, minerals, rubber and other agricultural products to the province.-VNA