TUV SUD PSB Vietnam, a subsidiary of Germany’s TUV SUD Group, will cooperate with Vietnam in quality management and evaluation of wood processing factories.

To this effect, a cooperation agreement was signed between the company and the Ho Chi Minh City Handicraft & Wood Industry Association (HAWA) on April 22.

As the world’s leading technical solution provider in product testing, certification and qualification, TUV SUD PSB Vietnam will provide technical training courses on quality management and evaluation of factories with up-to-date and helpful information, said the company’s General Director Sathish Kumar Somuraj.

According to HAWA Chairman Nguyen Chien Thang, 300 members of the association in particular and Vietnamese wood businesses in general are mainly small- and medium-sized with weak competitiveness.

As their main export markets, Europe and the US, are setting stricter criteria on product origin and putting many technical and commercial barriers on wood products, the cooperation with the German company is expected to help Vietnamese wood producers better integrate into the world market and increase exports, he said.-VNA