The southern province of Dong Nai held a conference on February 10 with the aim of helping its businesses expand their market and seek cooperation opportunities with those from other countries, especially the United Arab Emirates.

The province will also focus on developing its relations with Cambodia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, India, Australia, Chile and Myanmar.

In the time to come, it will organise trade promotion activities with the above-mentioned countries and hold conferences to implement signed free trade agreements and anticipate the advantages brought by the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, which is expected to be signed this year.

Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Le Van Danh said that Dong Nai’s export turnover hit more than 10 billion USD in 2013, accounting for 10 percent of the national figure.

Its main exports include footwear, garments and textiles and wooden products.-VNA