China’s Qinghai province will organise a fair showcasing its products in Hanoi from October 28-31 as part of its efforts to promote trade with Vietnamese partners.

The event was introduced at a press conference jointly held in Hanoi on October 24 by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, the authorities of Qinghai province and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

According to Le Hoang Oanh, deputy head of the MoIT’s Trade Promotion Department, the fair - the first of its kind held in Vietnam - is expected to attract 80 businesses who will display the province’s specialities such as agricultural products, garments, carpets, herbal medicine, food, new energies and materials, equipment and electronics.

The fair will feature 80 internationally standardised kiosks where Qinghai province’s economic development achievements and high-quality products will be introduced, said Niao Chengyun, Director of the provincial Department of Trade.

He expressed his hope that the event will help Qinghai specialities penetrate Vietnam ’s market in particular and Southeast Asia in general.

During the fair, Vietnamese and Qinghai businesses will meet to share experience and introduce their potential.

China is now the largest trade partner of Vietnam , with two-way trade between Vietnam and China growing from 7.1 billion USD in 2004 to 41.2 billion USD in 2012.

It is the biggest provider of tourists to Vietnam and also the most attractive destination for Vietnamese students.-VNA