The southern province of Dong Nai fetched some 10 billion USD from exports in January-November, up 8.7 percent year on year.

Of the figure, over 1 billion USD was generated in November alone, a rise of 1.2 percent from the preceding month.

Key foreign-currency earners include garments, computers, coffee, rubber and cashew nuts, which have all reached the US, Japanese, Chinese and European markets.

The provincial Department of Industry and Trade, however, admitted that local exporters face a lot of challenges this year like volatility in overseas markets and fierce competition, especially for farm producers who have seen export values fall.

In November, concerned local agencies met with some exporters to make it easier for them to access loans, declare tax and customs and apply for energy-efficiency labels.

On November 24-30, 11 local firms joined a trade promotion delegation led by Deputy Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Thi My Thanh to visit Dubai city in the United Arab Emirates – a key potential market, especially for agro-fisheries products, spices, food, construction materials and tropical fruits.-VNA